World's Largest 70m Fast Crew Boat driven by Hamilton Jet

October 1, 2014

The World's largest Fast Crew Boat has recently been launched by Incat Tasmania's shipyard on the 15th September 2014. This DP2 class 70m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) will be operating as a fast crew transfer vessel to various installations in the Caspian Sea and has a semi-SWATH hull design with active ride control, which will provide a more comfortable ride and reduces stress on the crew and passengers. Named the 'Muslim Magomayev' this boat has approximately 200 metric tons deadweight, is capable of carrying 150 passengers and 14 crew, along with130 metric tons of deck cargo, in up to 40 knot winds and seas of 3 meter wave heights. Powered by 2,880 kW MTU engines driving quad HamiltonJet HT900 waterjets, the boat is designed to achieve a maximum speed of 36 knots and a service speed of 30 knots. In the recent sea trials the vessel achieved 38.7 knots lightship. HamiltonJet's Systems Engineer, Adian Priestly says "we are very pleased with the commissioning of the boat, the shipyard has done an excellent job with the installation and the system integration has been seamless and without fault."

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