Porth Cadlan

A 16 Metre High Speed Wind Farm Service Catamaran.

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December 2011 - Buckie Shipyard, UK
UK MCA Workboat Code of Practice 2, up to 60 miles from safe haven with 12 passengers and 3 crew.
Length 16.52m
Beam 6.35m
Draft 1.0m
Main Engines
2 x Scania DI16 43M 800bhp each, driving through twin disc MGX quick shift transmissions to oversized Ultra Dynamics UJ452 jets for maximum low down thrust when holding station at wind farm turbines.
26 knots max, 22 knots cruising.
Tank Capacities
Fuel 4,640 Litres
Fresh water 200 Litres
Navigation Aids
Magnetic and GPS compassed, GPS, GMDSS A1, 2 x VHF (1 x DSC), 2 x radars, electronic chart display, echosounder, NAVTEX, telephone, AIS class A, email and internet access, windspeed indicator, MOB location system.
Seating & Accommodation
Central wheelhouse giving large foredeck area and aft deck areas for cargo carrying and efficient cargo transfer. Individual crew and passenger seating for up to 15, with sprung safety seats, footrests, storage areas, WC, shower, galley, air coniditioning and double glazing.
Included Equipment
Specially developed bow fendering and boarding platform with rubber fendering. A strong box section bow platform with sprung fastening for give when landing. Built out 'nib' fits between boat and landing piles, locating the boat and providing a shorter step off distance to the turbine ladder, from a bow platform with safety rails. Onan silenced keel cooled 9.5Kva genset. Palfinger hydraulic crane with capacity 1130kg @ 3.6m to 200kg @ 12.5m. Spence Carter hydraulic capstan forward. Side bulwark doors, CCTV system monitoring engine rooms, forward and aft deck, night vision camera and deck jet wash. Fuel loading system with high head pump and reel.
Porth Cadlan 16m WFSV