Tuco Marine Sells First ProZero Fast Workboat

By George Backwell
Thursday, July 31, 2014
ProZero workboat: Image Tuco Marine

Tuco Marine Group says that it has sold its first boat shortly after the launch of ProZero, the new range of boats for the professional market. The vessel was sold in close cooperation with Tuco's Norwegian partner Provide Maritime A/S and was commissioned by Bergen & Omland Friluftsråd for the Archipelago service.

The vessel, a ProZero 10.5 DC Archipelago, is from the newly developed ProZero Vesel series. The hull design is based on the well proven hulls from Tuco's Guard Vessel Series. The Guard series has been produced and continuously developed by Tuco since 2002.

The focus in the creation of the ProZero series has been targeted to make an even lighter vessels series, that include both FRBs, Workboats and Daughter Crafts.

ProZero 10.5 DC Archipelago, is a fast work boat, specially designed for maritime work around Islands, at ports, and other types of work which include logistics and where flexibility is of the essence, so the boat is equipted with a large bow-door featuring a 1.6 meter opening that makes it possible for wagons and ATVs to be driven directly on board. The boat is further equipped with crane and power winch.

"In the design process it was important for us to create a series of boats, whose design allows great flexibility both in terms of delivery time and construction materials, but also very much in relation to the boat itself," says Jonas Pedersen, Director of Tuco Marine Group and continues ; "Therefore, we have based the entire series on a modular design that allows us to customize each boat to the customers needs and wants."

The sale of the boat to Norway is significant for Tuco as precisely Norway is a big market for small workboats and the company therefore regards sales to Norway as an important starter in the market for these types of boats.

"We are extremely pleased and proud that the ProZero line has been so well received by our customers and partners. Our team has worked hard to optimize the ProZero series to meet the classification and the high safety requirements on this type of boat. That we now have specific orders which strengthens employment is obviously a desirable situation, "says Jonas Pedersen, Director of Tuco Marine Group.


 

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