The Singapore based Strategic Marine
(S) Pte Ltd, has recently signed a Sale
Agreement with Centus Marine Sdn Bhd for one 40m Fast Crew Boat (FCB)
that will be the 48th vessel delivered by the aluminium shipbuilding
specialist to Malaysian operators. D
The delivery of the boat is scheduled
for January 2021 at Strategic Marine’s Singapore yard.
The highly rated Generation 3 hull
form was developed in close collaboration with Strategic Marine’s long-term
design partner Southerly Designs in Australia and was extensively tested at the
Australian Maritime College.
We have always been impressed by Strategic Marine’s professionalism
Centus Marine commented
Centus Marine commented: “As a
longstanding customer of Strategic Marine, we are pleased to be working with
the team once again. We have always been impressed by Strategic Marine’s
professionalism and the quality of their products and we are excited to
continue and grow this relationship. As
we implement our plans to expand our fleet to serve the industry, we look
forward to collaborate further with Strategic Marine in the near future.”
Designed to meet the specific
requirements of Oil Majors, Centus Marine will deploy her in Malaysian waters.
The vessel will be powered by three Caterpillar C32 engines driving fixed pitch
propellers providing a robust and efficient propulsion system. The
station-keeping and maneuvering capability is further enhanced by a tunnel
thruster installed at the bow. Designed to meet the strict requirements of oil
majors the vessel is also equipped to carry out external fire-fighting roles by
a remote-controlled water monitor with a capacity of 1200m³/hr.
The accommodation space features 16
berths in 7 cabins, a large galley and mess area as well as walk in chiller
& freezer to cater for a large crew with extended operational endurance.
The passenger saloon offers 70 comfortable reclining seats arranged with either
single or twin seats in each row to provide additional space and privacy.
The aft deck has a clear area of 120m²
with deck strength of 2t/m² protected by sturdy crash rails and planked with
chemically treated hard timber. The vessel cargo fuel capacity is 70m³ and
cargo freshwater capacity is 30m³.
About Strategic Marine:
Strategic Marine Group is a leading
specialist shipbuilder with a yard in Singapore, managing a shipyard in Vietnam
and presence in Australia and the United Kingdom. It operates principally in
six key market segments, producing high quality vessels for Defence and
Paramilitary, Ferries and Transportation, Fishing and Aquaculture, Oil and Gas,
Ports and Infrastructure, and Renewable Energy.
Strategic Marine Group has built and
delivered more than 600 vessels made of both aluminium and steel for a variety
of clients in the maritime, offshore and naval defence sectors. Strategic
Marine’s solid reputation is based on building high-performance Vessels on time
and on budget.