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All American Marine (AAM), USA, has delivered a 25.3-metre
hydrofoil-assisted aluminium catamaran for operation
The recently launched 'Kachemak Voyager' will operate in
Kachemak Bay and provide a passenger ferry service between the
communities of Seldovia and Homer.
All American Marine was awarded the contract in September
2008 to build a sistership to the 'Aialik Voyager' and 'Orca
Voyager', which AAM had previously built.
The 25.3-metre by 8.9-metre 'Kachemak Voyager' is rated to carry
150 passengers and certified under USCG Subchapter T regulations.
Unlike her sisterships that serve as eco-tour vessels, the
'Kachemak Voyager' was built to haul passengers and cargo. On
the main deck, a large aft luggage and stowage room was
constructed with an assortment of fold-down shelving to
accommodate many articles of varying sizes.
The craft also features a Morgan Marine 40-3L knuckle
boom crane installed on the upper aft deck. The crane will be
used to load and unload cargo totes that will transport
The semi-displacement catamaran hull was developed by Nic
de Waal of Teknicraft Design in Auckland, New Zealand. The
design integrates a Teknicraft symmetrical and asymmetrical
combined hull shape, bow wave piercer, and copyrighted
The 'Kachemak Voyager' is powered by twin C32 Caterpillar
ACERT engines, each delivering 1,080kW at 2,300rpm. The
propulsion package includes ZF 3000A transmissions and
Osborne five-bladed propellers.
Fully loaded, 'Kachemak Voyager' reaches a top speed of 29
knots and cruises efficiently at 27 knots.
Delivery of 25-metre 'Kachemak Voyager'
The Teknicraft-designed, All American Marine-built 'Kachemak Voyager'
Kvichak Marine Industries in Seattle, USA, and Camarc
Design in the UK have teamed up in close cooperation with
the owner to design and build three 22-metre all weather fast
The boats will be operated by the Dutch Pilotage Organisation
(DPO) for operation in ports along the coast of Holland.
With a 22.8-metre overall length on a beam of 5.8 metres, the
all-aluminium vessels are powered by twin Caterpillar C32
engines, coupled to ZF 3050 marine gears. Hamilton 651 water
jets have been chosen as propulsors. This combination of
equipment provides a top speed of around 29 knots fully loaded
and a high level of manoeuvrability.
To meet the emissions requirements set by the authorities of
the Port of Rotterdam, each DPO vessel will be equipped with a
selective catalytic reduction system and a diesel particulate filter.
The emission performance will have a reduction of 98 percent of
particulate matter and a 60 percent reduction in NOx and SOx,
fulfilling all new IMO and EU guidelines.
The vessels are scheduled for completion in January, February
and April, 2010.
Kvichak Marine Industries to build Dutch pilot boats: A "coals to Newcastle" event
An artist's sketch of the Kvichak / Camarc 22m pilot vessel
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