NEW BUILD – 15.3m Coastal Research Vessel ( ID:1588 )

TEL: +44 7798 607 323

MAKE: NEW BUILD - 15.3m Coastal Research Vessel

DATE LAUNCHED: Built to Order
LENGTH: 15.3m (50ft 2in)
BEAM: 5.64m (18ft 6in)
DRAFT: 0.75m (2ft 5in)
LOCATION: Ex Factory, South Africa

ID: 1588


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The LEGACY CAT 1600 hull design initially came into service as an inboard powered offshore Dive support vessel, Off Port Limits Supply and Inshore Survey vessel. The design allows for the vessel to be transported by road and more importantly accepted as trailerable cargo for standard RORO ships. The elevated and spacious command station located on the upper deck, gives excellent all round vision for manoeuvring in confined spaces or holding positioning during ROV deployment and Scan surveys. It provides a large, sheltered and versatile aft deck area which can be utilized for a multitude of functions ranging from towed sampling nets to hydrographical and diving operations. Depending on client’s specifications, a combination of LARS systems can be fitted with either electronic or hydraulic lifting
Diesel inboard motors within the 400 Hp - 600 Hp range with either straight drives, jet propulsion or stern drives
will provide cruising speeds of 16 – 18 knots, and a range of 200 - 350 nm based on load, fit-out weight


Designers: Icarus Marine
Class Certification: Hull design only to BV – HSC Coastal Craft
Survey SAMSA – Category B ≤ 12 pax, >9m, <25GT
Hull Design: Planing – Asymmetrical Sponson Catamaran
Construction Material: Marine Grade – 5083 H111 /H321 Class approved aluminium
Aluminium Plate Thickness: Hull Bottom 6mm, Shell Plate 4/5mm, Superstructure 4/5mm

Gross Register Tonnage: 24.95 Gross Tons
Length (Overall): 15.3m
Length (Waterline): 13.8m
Beam (molded): 5.64m
Draft (molded): 0.75m
Deck Area: 24m2
Crew: 2
Passengers: 10
Sleeping Arrangements: 3 bunks
Cargo: 2000kg max / deck loading 1 ton per m 2

Propulsion: 2 x FPT (Iveco) C90 620 - 580 hp inboard diesel engines
Engine Rating: Light Commercial (1000 – 2000 hours per year)
Gearbox: 2 x Twin Disc 5075 (ratio 1.06: 1)
Propulsor: 2 x Hamilton Jet HJ 322 water jets

Control / Steering: HJ Blue Arrow
Digital Positioning: HJ Mouseboat / Jet Anchor System
Autopilot: HJ Jet Anchor/ Garmin Integration module
Navigation Systems: Garmin / Furuno
Speed Max 100% MCR: 26 Knots (Full Load with half Fuel - harbour)
Transit Speed 85%MCR: 22 Knots (Full Load with Half Fuel – open sea)
Low Speed Maneuverability <: <2knots – jets function from 0 knots Single Engine Speed >: >8 knots
Fuel Capacity: 2 x 1600L integrated fuel tanks
Range: 350nm at 85% MCR (cruising speed)
Vessel Loaded Weight: 21 Tons
Wheelhouse Design: Integrated Cabin and Wheelhouse
Second Helm Station: Fly Bridge atop Main Cabin
Fendering: Full 150mm section D-Rubber
Electrical Power: 2 x FP 8kvA Diesel Generators
Hydraulic Systems: 2 x PTO driven HPU’s
Hydraulic Equipment: A-Frame (SWL 1500kg) & Winch (SWL 2000kg)
Anchors & Winch: 2 x 16kg Delta Flip anchors with Hydraulic drum winch at bow
Lifting Lugs: 4 suitably positioned lifting points
Davit: 2 x Swivel davits with electric winch and foot switch (SWL 300kg)

Safety & Environment: SAMSA / SOLAS /MARPOL