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Austal has successfully launched its next generation
102-metre, high-speed trimaran vehicle-passenger ferry at its
Western Australian facility.
The vessel will now undergo final fit out prior to the
commencement of sea trials in January.
With a customisable seating arrangement for up to 1,165
passengers, capacity for 254 cars and a maximum speed of more
than 40 knots, the all-aluminium vessel is scheduled for
completion in February 2010 and is currently available for sale.
Austal's patented trimaran technology means the vessel uses
less power than other high speed craft operating at similar speeds,
resulting in lower fuel consumption and improved operating
economy. The vessel also has the ability to maintain higher
speeds in waves and operate in higher wave heights, meaning it is
less subject to weather induced cancellations and delays. The
hullform also reduces waves created behind the vessel which, like
the lower installed power, reduces environmental impacts.
The vessel has an overall length of 102 metres on a 26.8-metre
beam with a hull depth of 7.6 metres and a hull draught of 4.2
metres. The 700-tonne deadweight vessel is propelled by triple
MTU 20V 8000 M71L main engines, each rated at 9,100kW at
1,150rpm, with power transferred via ZF 53800 geaboxes to drive
triple Wärtsilä LJX 1300 waterjets. The vessel is classed by
Germanischer Lloyd as: "100 A5, HSC -- B OC3 High Speed
Passenger / Ro-Ro Type, MC, AUT".
Austal launches next generation trimaran
Launch of the 102-metre high-speed trimaran
'Yarrwarri' is an OC 7500 Cuddy Hardtop custom-built by
Yamba Welding & Engineering to suit the particular needs of
a remote area community (Laynhapuy Homelands
Association) for the Yirralka Rangers as a patrol vessel to work
out of Gove in the Northern Territory.
The OC 7500 'Yarrwarri' is currently being delivered to the
Northern Territory for Laynhapuy, and is a sister vessel to
'Mungadinumanja', the OC 7500 delivered to Anindilyakwa Land
Council in early 2008 and currently working out of Alyangula on
The Laynhapuy IPA is situated in north-east Arnhem Land at
the top of the Gulf of Carpentaria on the western side of the Gulf
and is adjacent to the Anindilyakwa IPA.
The area has great natural beauty with internationally
significant wetlands and coastal landforms. The coast and the
seas are home to endangered turtles and dugong, and these
environments are cared for by their traditional owners.
The patrol vessels are used to monitor recreational and
commercial fishing activities, carry out research, assist in the
protection of sacred sites and effectively manage and protect the
marine biodiversity of the area.
Yamba Welding & Engineering is noted for its designs and its
quality of fabrication and the Ocean Cylinder Boats range is at
the top of the list particularly for commercial use in remote areas.
The company has been building commercial aluminium vessels
to USL Code for its 35 years in business.
Yamba Welding delivers 'Yarrwarri'
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