Malaysia’s Centus Marine has signed a contract to acquire a 40-m fast crew boat from Strategic Marine’s Singapore yard
Set for delivery in January, the crew boat is based on a hull form developed in close collaboration with Strategic Marine’s long-term design partner Southerly Designs in Australia and was extensively tested at the Australian Maritime College.
Propulsion for the fast crew boat is supplied by three Caterpillar C32 engines that drive fixed-pitch propellers. The station-keeping and manoeuvring capability is further enhanced by a bow tunnel thruster.
The vessel, to be deployed in Malaysian waters, is equipped to carry out external fire-fighting roles by a remote-controlled water monitor with a capacity of 1,200 m³/hr.
The accommodation space features 16 berths in seven cabins, a large galley and mess area with a walk-in chiller and freezer to cater for a large crew with extended operational endurance. The passenger saloon offers 70 reclining seats arranged with either single or twin seats in each row to provide additional space and privacy.
The aft deck has a clear area of 120 m² with deck strength of 2 t/m² protected by crash rails and planked with chemically treated hard timber. The vessel cargo fuel capacity is 70 m³ and cargo freshwater capacity is 30 m³.
“As we implement our plans to expand our fleet to serve the industry, we look forward to collaborating further with Strategic Marine in the near future,” said Centus Marine in a release.
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