The engine room is accessed from a weather-tight door via the amidships vestibule or directly from the crew’s quarters aft. It has been carefully laid out, and has full standing headroom between the C-12 Caterpillar engines permitting easy access and egress around the space.

Engine Room

Engine Room with Acustop linings

Gearboxes are ZF, stabilizers and thrusters are Trac and fuel polishing Alfa Laval.

An Onan 27kW genset provides AC power,  with an Onan 11kW as a back-up, or when a ‘semi-quiet ship’ with generated power is needed (eg running air-conditioning).

Sound and vibration are dramatically reduced by Lattimer Accoustics Acustop linings and Low Rez engine mounts and drive shaft couplings.

Fire detection and suppression is Wormald T 1000, security is Blue Ray Marine, watermaker is FCI.

A massive 24-volt 1500 amp/hour service battery bank is located under the aft scuttle stairway (outside the engine room), with sufficient DC power reserves to run a quiet ship overnight.

Tankage provides 10,750 litres of fuel and 2500 litres of fresh water. The tanks are all integral, lending further structural strength to the hull and forming a double bottom wherever they occur. Custom bladder tanks can be deployed on both side decks to add 540 nm range at 10 knots.

A full range of spare parts, vacuum-packed, labeled and computer-catalogued, and a work-bench and comprehensive tool kit ensure self-sufficiency offshore. Operations manuals and maintenance schedules for all equipment are computer-stored in easy-to-use Vessel Information Organiser software.

Lower Deck General Arrangement drawing

Drive Shaft Flexible Coupling

Low-Rez Drive Shaft Flexible Coupling

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