Australia-based Strategic Marine has built a strong reputation for high performance crew boats.
Primarily built at their Singapore shipyard, the aluminum crewboats are available in a variety of sizes and power configurations.
In recent years, Strategic has delivered a number of their popular 40-meter aluminum crewboats. Currently they are building a set of ten of their 42-meter boats with steel hulls and aluminum superstructures for Burnei’s PTAS Marine.
Based on the 40-meter aluminum crewboat model they have been designed by Incat Crowther in conjunction with Strategic Marine.
The first two hulls and superstructures were fabricated at Strategic’s Vietnam shipyard. They were barged to the Singapore yard for completion and fitting out prior to delivery.
The balance of eight vessels are being built to completion at Strategic’s Vietnam yard for delivery between January and June 2014.
Each boat will have three IMO Tier II compliant propulsion engines. There will be a Cummins KTA50-M2 mounted in the center and delivering 1800 HP at 1900 RPM, on either side of this will be a pair of KTA38-M2 engines delivering 1350 HP at 1900 RPM. The three engines will deliver a total of 4500 HP to three fixed-pitch propellers through Twin Disc gears to drive the vessels at 20 knots at 85% MCR at 40 DWT.
Classified by Lloyd’s Registry, the crewboats will be fitted with two Cummins 6BT5.9-powered 80 Kw generators. An additional 425 HP Cummins QSJ11-D(M) engine will power each boat’s two 160 HP bow thruster.
The more robust steel hulls will add to the vessels’ weight but will lend additional strength and durability. With Strategic Hull Numbers from 701 to 710, the crewboats will be named as follows.
Vessel Name H701: PTAS MV ONE
Vessel Name H702: PTAS MV EAGLE
Vessel Name H703: PTAS MV TIGER
Vessel Name H704: PTAS MV MARINE
Vessel Name H705: PTAS MV WATER
Vessel Name H706: PTAS MV OCEAN
Vessel Name H707: PTAS MV ROSE
Vessel Name H708: PTAS MV BLUE SEA
Vessel Name H709: PTAS MV GREEN EARTH
Vessel Name: H710: PTAS MV TIDE
Press Release, January 5, 2014