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    Crewboats designed by Incat Crowther launched by Veecraft

    Vessel & ROV News // November 24, 2011

    Incat Crowther says two 30m monohull crewboats were launched recently by Veecraft Marine in South Africa.

    Perez and Deborah are the first Incat Crowther-designed vessels to be built by Veecraft, and mark a fast-growing relationship between the yard and designer.

    The vessels will be delivered to C&I Leasing in Nigeria, where they will operate in support of offshore energy installations. They were specifically designed to be robust in operation, with simple systems; in-line with the demands of the region.

    Each vessel features a large working deck, protected by guard rails, with available cargo space of nearly 80m2. The main passenger cabin features doors forward and aft. There is a toilet and luggage rack aft, and comfortable seats for 30 passengers.

    The forward cabin doors lead directly to the bow transfer station, protected by handrails, which allows safe, direct transfer to oil rigs. The wheelhouse features both forward and aft control stations with excellent visibility.

    Each of the vessels is be powered by 3 Caterpillar C32s producing 1450hp, with propulsion by fixed-pitched propellers. Loaded service speed is 25 knots.

    "Perez and Deborah demonstrate Incat Crowther’s diversity in product range, and will be joined shortly by a 20m crewboat for the same operator," said the company.

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