BW SeaCat Ltd feels the need for S.P.E.E.D!
BW SeaCat launched S.P.E.E.D at Seawork 2009
After spending the preceding ten months working on an all new hull design, including the fabrication of a brand new hull mould, BWSeaCat Ltd. were proud to exhibit the first of their S.P.E.E.D. Vessels at the Seawork 2009 show.
The first, being built for Tony and Jennifer Bradley of Jevington Logistics Ltd., is to be used for MOD Range Protection and general support duties. The GA is based around our new 'Island' style wheelhouse mated to a forepeak section to give forward accommodation. Power is provided by a pair of 320hp Nanni inboard diesels through conventional shafts for speeds in the 30kn region. This blue & white vessel will also feature a generator and deck mounted crane.
The Second, being built for Graham Knott of Weymouth, is to be used for Charter Diving work. The GA is based around our standard full width wheelhouse, giving masses of internal space. Power is provided by a pair of 240hp Yanmar inboard diesels for speeds in the 25kn region. This yellow & white vessel will also feature bench seating for 10 and a rear dive lift.
The Third, being built for Mike Williams of M&T Charters, is to be used for Charter Fishing and filming work. This vessel uses our full forward wheelhouse and the layout is almost identical to our own demonstrator vessel. Power is to be provided by a pair of Honda outboard engines providing speeds in excess of 30knts.
Subsequent to the show the company has performed several rough weather sea trials, one of which has resulted in a further order from Ken Turner of Plymouth, who was “astonished" at the head to sea performance of the new design.
This vessel, due for delivery in June 2010 is to be powered by a pair of 115hp Nanni diesel inboards through conventional shafts to achieve sprint speeds of 22knts and a cruising speed of 18knts, it will be set up for jigging and used for commercial fishing from Plymouth.
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