A Camarc 18m Aluminium Pilot Boat built by Q-west in New Zealand has been successfully delivered to Port Taranaki.
The installation of twin Scania Di16 engines and Hamilton HM461 waterjets achieve crusing speeds of 23 Knots at the rated power and sprint speeds in excess of 30 knots.
The design is self-righting and features a resiliently mounted wheelhouse to reduce noise levels. A man overbaord rescue cradle & platform are fitted aft. The vessel also features the Camarc Popsure fender system with specific extended sections in way of the pilot boarding areas and a designed 'nose' for bow boarding to and from offshore platforms.
Camarc Design is based in the UK and is one of Europe's leading small craft design firms specialising in the design of seaworthy high speed working craft ranging from 5m - 70m with speeds up to 45+ Knots. Pilot Boats, Patrol Boats, SAR / Rescue Craft, Ferries, Crew Boats and general Workboats are included within our portfolio of proven designs.
We work with owners, yards and operators worldwide to provide a design to best meet the requirements of the end user and bring our industry experience and independent advice to the table to ensure the process is both efficient and cost effective. We design boats in Aluminium, Steel and Composites and with propeller and waterjet propulsion.
By camarc, Jul 18 2014 09:43AM