Incat Crowther is pleased to announce a contract to design a pair of 20m Monohull Crewboats for C and I Leasing of Nigeria. Under construction at Veecraft Marine in South Africa, the vessels continue the designer-builder-operator partnership that yielded success with Deborah, Perez and Ahuva in 2011.
Based on the proven platform of Ahuva, the vessels feature a large cargo deck forward. A pair of doors from the passenger compartment allow bow loading either side of the foredeck cargo. The foredeck will be planked with hardwood for durability, and will feature removable handrails to facilitate flexible loads and passenger movements. Side gates will also be fitted aft and at amidships.
The main deck passenger cabin features seating for 25 passengers and a head with lavatory. Under the raised pilothouse will be bins for passengers’ luggage. Below deck, crew accommodations include two staterooms for a crew of 6 with galley, mess and a head with shower and lavatory. Two large storage lockers and engine room access for crew use are also located below deck.
A notable requirement for the vessels is a bulletproof pilothouse. As well as fitting bulletproof glass, this requirement is met with the specification of Armox 500T steel, capable of withstanding an AK-47 cartridge fired at a distance of 10 metres.
The pilothouse will feature overhead windows forward to enhance visibility when approaching offshore platforms. Heavy duty replaceable fendering is fitted all round, and a 3000 l/hr remote control fire monitor is fitted to the pilothouse roof.
The vessels will be fitted with a pair of MAN 2842 LE410 main engines, each producing 824kW. Gearboxes will be Twin Disc MG-5204 SC units. Propulsion will be via a pair of propellers, recessed in to tunnels to meet the demanding draft requirement.
The vessels are scheduled for delivery in mid 2013.
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