Incat Crowther to design two 30m monohull crewboatsVessel & ROV News // September 20, 2010
Incat Crowther is to design two 30m crewboats for service in Nigeria.
Incat Crowther has won a contract to design two 30m aluminium monohull crewboats for service in Nigeria.
Incat Crowther’s brief is to design vessels that are easy to construct and robust in
operation, with simple systems; in line with the demands of the region.
To be built by Cape Town-based Veecraft Marine, the project represents the start of a new collaboration between Incat Crowther and the South African shipyard.
Each vessel will feature a large working deck with guard rails. Available cargo space will be 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.
The vessels will each be powered by 3 Caterpillar C32s producing 1,450hp. Propulsion will be by three fixed pitch propellers. Loaded service speed will be 25 knots.