Crewboat designed by Incat Crowther launchedVessel & ROV News // December 19, 2011
Incat Crowther has announced the launch of the 20m monohull crew boat Ahuva. Built by Veecraft Marine in South Africa, Ahuva will join 30m monohull crewboats Perez and Deborah in the C&I Leasing fleet in Nigeria.
Ahuva is specifically designed for efficient safe crew transfer to offshore energy installations. Accommodating 25 passengers inside, the main deck cabin features a forward facing door to port side, which leads to a passenger walkway that adjoins the bow passenger loading area. The foredeck also houses a 27m2 cargo deck.
Stairs lead from the main cabin down to the hull, where four crew are accommodated in twin cabins. A bathroom, mess and galley are also fitted, as is a storage area for supplies.
Ahuva is powered by a pair of MAN 284LE410 main engines, each producing 820kW. The vessel is propelled by Hamilton HM521 waterjets.
The vessel will operate at a service speed of 25 knots, and is capable of a top speed in excess of 32 knots.
As with Perez and Deborah, the vessels were specifically designed to be robust in operation, with simple systems; in line with the demands of the region. Like Perez and Deborah, Ahuva is classed by Bureau Veritas.