Tuco Adds New Product to ProZero Series

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 18, 2019

Tuco Marine Group has just launched the SOLAS compliant ProZero Mrk 3 Fast Rescue Boat as part of the carbon fiber-based ProZero line. With its lightweight construction, operational capacity is increased – the rescue craft can respond faster and cover more area over longer periods of time.

The new FRC is a third-generation design built around the already well proven ProZero 7,5-meter Fast Rescue Boat. The first two iterations of the 7,5-meter FRC design have been developed and tested thoroughly during the ProZero development project for which Tuco received funding under the Horizon2020 SME Instrument program. This development project ended in 2018, but Tuco Marine has continued to refine the project results and implement them in the ProZero series. The third generation FRC represents the highest level of refinement yet.

The carbon fiber materials technology secures ultra-high levels of strength and durability at a very low structural weight. The new design presents a very large deck area which will accommodate large payloads or up to 16 persons. New bow and fender configurations have been added for improved safety during transfer operations across the bow.

Typically, FRCs are deployed from motherships where it is crucial to have a balanced and easily operated lifting system. The new 3rd generation ProZero FRC is delivered with a single-point hoisting system of the owner’s choice.

As standard the FRC features a single water jet installation, but twin water jet installations are available upon request.

Tuco is planning to follow up on the new 7,5m FRC platform with both smaller and larger siblings. 6,5 and 8,5 meter versions are planned in the near future. Demonstrators are available for testing at request.

With the ProZero series, Tuco Marine Group offers custom designs. Everything is built in strict accordance with the specific requirements and clients can chose between multiple options for e.g. wheel house, steering console layout and much more. Additionally, the ProZero vessels are available in different lengths and in different widths based on a range of proven and standardized hull designs.

The core ambition of Tuco is to offer ProZero vessels that outperform the current market standards in terms of both performance, reliability and ease of service. We also strive to be market leaders in supplying the lightest, most durable and most reliable FRCs.

To achieve the best balance between design customization and delivery time, Tuco has arranged the entire design and building process around a module-based system. With the modular methodology, adjustments and customizations are quick, easy and inexpensive to make.

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