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    More crewboats due from Strategic Marine

    Yard News // April 15, 2005
    A new, 40m aluminium crewboat is approaching completion at Strategic Marine in Singapore for Syarikat Borcos Shipping Sdn Bhd.

    Most of the aluminum for the 40.25m x 7.5m boat was cut in Australia and shipped in containers to the company shipyard in Singapore for assembly.

    Strategic Marine Singapore Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian parent company. The parent firm has delivered over 150 high speed aluminum vessels with 40 percent of their production going to the international market.

    The vessel is the second to be built there to the same specification, from Southerly Design of Australia. The design features tankage for 55,000 liters of diesel fuel and 25,000 liters of fresh water. Accommodation is provided for ten crew and 80 passengers. The 89 square meter after deck has a 50 ton cargo capacity.

    The vessel will be delivered in November of this year, and will be powered by three V12 1,350hp (1007kW) Cummins KTA38 M2 main engines turning into Twin Disc MG 6690SC with 2.47:1 reduction.

    The vessel's sistership, with all the same specs except for a V16 Cummins KTA50 M2 generating 1,800hp (1,343kW) at 1,900rpm as the center of the three engines, will deliver to Syarikat Borcos Shipping Sdn Bhd in July.

    Auxiliary power on both vessels is provided by Cummins 6BT-powered 68Kwe, 3 Phase, 415 volt, 50HZ generators.

    Design speed for the boat with three KTA38 engines is 25.0 knots at 85 per cent output.

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