Tuco Marine/ProZero Workboats in Denmark have been appointed production partner for Germany’s Wallaby Boats
Wallaby Boats is introducing a new range of workboats and daughter craft designs based on suspension technology developed by Nauti-Craft in Australia into the European market.
Tuco Marine will act as production partner to Wallaby Boats on the WB-14, an ’offshore wind daughter craft.’
Tuco Marine said Wallaby Boats has already secured letters of support from industry for the new vessels including from Equinor, "who supported development of the new technology."
The designs being offered into the European market by Wallaby Boats use the same suspension technology originally developed by Nauti-Craft as a 20-m aluminium-hull crew transfer vessel that is being proposed by Singapore’s ST Engineering.
In that design, an inhouse catamaran hull is combined with the suspension technology from Nauti-Craft and propulsion in the form of twin waterjets and a range of diesel, hybrid or electric motors.
Nauti-Craft’s patented technology separates a vessel’s hulls from the deck and superstructure via a ‘passive reactive’ interlinked hydraulic system which provides increased levels of ride comfort, control and stability. The company said this reduces whole body vibration by up to 75%.
The marine suspension system is suitable for a wide range of vessels, up to 30-m commercial workboats.
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