Repurposed vessel at Seawork
One of the most intriguing vessels on the pontoons at Seawork is the “Iceni Revenge”. The vessel is formally the “Don Quixote” which has been recycled and repurposed to create a 23m Crew Transfer Vessel.
Don Quixote, a 20m South Boat, was purchased by Turner Iceni in January this year from Vroon.
It has been re-engined with twin MAN V12-1400 main engines and Hamilton HM651 jets, incorporating a new AVX control system and jet anchor. Iceni Revenge is now capable of sprint speeds of 30 knots and a continuous operational speed in excess of 25 knots at 85% engine load.
To enable refuelling operations, the donor vessel has also been lengthened to 23m, enabling a total fuel capacity of 20,000 litres, together with 30,000 kg of cargo capacity split between a bow deck of 24m2 and an aft deck of 63m2,
The interior has been completely refreshed with a re-designed galley and updated passenger saloon, featuring 12 x High Speed Code Annex 10 seats. The updated bridge features a JRC JMA5210-6 IMO main radar system with a Furuno TZ Pro second radar, together with seating for up to three crew.
Ben Colman, Director at Diverse Marine: “With many of the staff and directors having been involved in the development and build of the donor vessel, Diverse Marine had extensive knowledge to offer during the lengthening and refit. But in the space of just a few months we have re-engineered a crew transfer vessel that is now at the forefront of the industry, at a fraction of the cost of a new build.”
Richard Thurlow, Director at Turner Iceni: "Taking an asset that has seen better days, then recycling and repurposing it for today’s market is, we believe, a first for the industry - one we have achieved together with Diverse Marine on the Isle of Wight. Iceni Revenge now offers substantial fuel capacity, cargo capacity and a very comfortable environment for passengers, whilst also reducing Turner Iceni’s capital expenditure and carbon footprint.”
“Iceni Revenge” will be exhibited on the quay at Seawork 2019 at berth VB34 - with tours of the vessel available throughout the event.
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