The 32m-long Jonge Johannes has a 1,324-kW ABC 8DZC main engine driving a Reintjes WGF 1973 reduction gear with a 8,379:1 ratio to turn a 3400mm diameter four-bladed propeller
The vessel’s auxiliary engines are a pair of 492-kW Caterpillar C18s. Propulsion supplier Promac supplied the steering gear and bow thruster.
The LT 295, designed by Dutch naval architect Vripack, marks Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam’s third delivery to Urk-based brothers Rense and Johannes de Boer. Damen said the aim was to create a vessel that can operate with a gross tonnage of less than 400 tonnes and one that trims as naturally as possible with a full hold.
Rense and Johannes de Boer said they were looking for a future-proof vessel that could be passed on to the next generation. A number of shipyards outside the Netherlands were considered, but Maaskant was ultimately chosen for the project.
Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam’s Director Erik Moerkerk said “We were very pleased to welcome Rense and Johannes back to Maaskant with this order. Working together with our suppliers we have delivered a well-functioning vessel that meets their requirements. Our relationship stretches back over a quarter of a century and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in the future.”
Rense de Boer said “This is a solid vessel with an eye for detail. And whenever there was something we did not like, Maaskant found a way to resolve it neatly. We are delighted with the result.”
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