8M CATAMARAN PROTOTYPE

SPECIFICATIONS

Type of Vessel 8M Catamaran Prototype
Home Port Dunsborough WA
Designer Nauti Craft/Chris Heyring
Length Overall 8 Metres
Beam3.3 metres
Draught 0.3 metres
Max Speed 44 knots
Cruising Speed 30 knots
Fuel capacity 450 litres
Freshwater Capacity n/a

In December 2012 Shoreline Marine Fabrication was awarded a private contract to construct and deliver the chassis/superstructure and hulls for Nauti Craft’s 8 metre prototype catamaran.   The prototype is used for the testing and demonstration of Nauti-Craft’s unique Marine Suspension Systems.   Nauti-Craft Marine Suspension Systems enable a radical departure from conventional marine architecture principles. The suspension systems separate the vessel’s hulls from the deck and superstructure via a ‘passive reactive’ hydraulic suspension system. The hulls react and conform to the ocean surface providing the deck and superstructure with improved stability which results in improved safety for crew transfers, increased passenger comfort, reduced structural loading, improved fuel efficiency and greater speed to the vessel’s destination.   Nauti Craft’s marine suspension technology is one of 13 concepts selected from a field of over 450 international entrants in UK Company “Carbon Trust”, Offshore Wind Accelerator competition. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator is an initiative focused on strengthening the economics off offshore wind by identifying and developing new access systems to dramatically improve the availability of wind turbines and the safety of people during the transfer to turbines.   The prototype was built to comply with industry welding schedules DNV HSLC rules or IACS equivalent and grade 5183 filler wire to be used. In addition to this the clients specified their own guidelines for welding.   Construction of the 8 m ptototype was successfully completed and deliverd to our clients in Dunsborough WA in May 2013.  The vessel was succesfully launched by Nauti Craft in December 2013.

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