UK: ABC Launches 19m Catfish CrewCat Vessel
ABC Marine has announced that it has successfully completed sea trials for the latest launch of ‘Channel Chieftain VI’, which is the first in class 19m Catfish CrewCat.
This unique design allows for a semi elevated helm yet still retaining full forward visibility for the lower cabin.
Powered by twin Doosan 20L diesels producing 1000BHP, driving conventional props cruising speeds of 23-24kts are easily achieved. Accommodation for 14 technicians providing a multipurpose platform predominately for offshore crew transfer, with a permissible deck cargo of 22T.
Capable of carrying standard 20ft shipping container on the foredeck and a 10ft container aft Channel Chieftain VI is one of the most versatile 19m Catamarans available anywhere in the UK.
Press release, October 9, 2012; Image: ABC Marine