Home' Work Boat World : September 2009 Contents 'Kanoo 40'
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OSV Crew/support craft
Kanoo Shipping, UAE
Technicraft, New Zealand
Nico Craft, Dubai, UAE
2 x Caterpillar C32 ACERT,
each 1,045kW at 2,300rpm
2 x Twin Disc MGX6620A
2 x fixed pitch propellers
1 x Perkins 4.4 TGM,
20 knots with
40 tonne deadweight
at 90 percent MCR
Furuno M 1934C
Furuno GP 1850 WDF
Beurteaux Ocean Diner
4 x 20-person
Topaz Energy and Marine, through its
subsidiary Nico Craft, has launched a
30.2-metre crew boat named 'Kanoo 40'
for Kanoo Shipping.
The crew boat was designed by
Technicraft, New Zealand and all the
engineering and construction work was
undertaken by Nico Craft in Fujairah.
'Kanoo 40' is a medium speed
catamaran vessel designed to service vessels
within a distance of 50 nautical miles from
port. The boat was constructed using
welded, seawater-resistant aluminium alloy
and the hull is a semi-planing type.
The vessel has an overall length of 30.2
metres on a ten-metre moulded beam and a
draught of 1.2 metres. Built under survey to
Bureau Veritas, the crew boat has a deck
cargo capacity of 35 square metres and can
carry a crew of 5 and up to 35 passengers.
The 185GRT vessel is powered by twin
Caterpillar C32 ACERT main engines, each
rated at 1,045kW at 2,300rpm, driving fixed
pitch propellers via Twin Disc MGX6620A
gearboxes. Auxiliary power is produced by a
single Perkins 4.4 TGM generator set
developing 60kVA/60Hz/380V at 1,500rpm.
The vessel has a maximum speed of 27
knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots (with
40 tonne deadweight at 90 percent MCR).
Topaz Engineering has its shipbuilding
base in Fujairah (Nico Craft) and Abu
Dhabi (Adyard). Nico Craft's focus has been
passenger ferries, fast patrol boats, crew
boats, utility boats and various commercial
craft up to 40 metres in overall length. Its
new state-of-the-art facility has two sheds
of 120 metres each with all the required
production machinery including a 200
tonne capacity marine Travelift. Nico Craft
currently has in excess of nine boats under
construction, five of which are steel
monohull crew boats designed by Incat
Nico Craft forms a part of Topaz
Engineering, the newly formed engineering
division of Topaz Energy and Marine.
For further information contact:
Nico Craft, UAE.
PH: +971 4883 2929,
Fax: +971 4883 2959,
Topaz launches a 30-metre catamaran
crew boat for Kanoo Shipping
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