Incat Crowther is pleased to announce that construction is well underway on a 42m Patrol Vessel for operation in Thailand. The vessel will be the eighth Incat Crowther vessel to be built by Seacrest Marine and will accommodate 16 crew and 6 officers below decks with a fourteen-day autonomy. The patrol boat is based on the IC20063 42m monohull patrol vessel. The vessel is being built by Seacrest Marine and has been developed as a solution to a strict set of mission requirements for use in patrol, rescue and enforcement activities within Thai domestic waters. The vessel is scheduled for sea trials later this year.
The main deck will house crew and officer messes, galley and stores, laundry, captain’s cabin and arms stores with a full walkaround deck. The aft deck has a deck crane and a fast rescue vessel for at-sea boarding activities. The upper deck houses a radio room and ship’s office. Deck mounted armaments are located around the exterior decks, a well as a fire-fighting monitor. Powered by three MTU 16V2000 M86 main engines driving fixed-pitch propellers, the vessel will have a top speed of over 34 knots. Low draft was a key requirement, which has been addressed by the incorporation of Incat Crowther’s highly efficient propeller tunnels.
Seacrest Marine was found in 1988 and has since been continually operating from the mouth of Chaophraya river in Samutprakarn, Thailand. The two directors, have extensive experience in marine construction. They have a hands on approach and closely monitor the construction of each vessel for over 20 years. The construction facility is located at the heart of the ship building industrial in Samutprakarn Thailand (30 kms from Bangkok CBD). Conducting operation on an impressive 25,600 square meter.
Incat Crowther is an Australian Company, headquartered in Belrose, a suburb of Sydney specializing in Marine engineering design. The company was created from a merger of Incat Designs – Sydney and Crowther Designs in 2005. Incat Crowther has offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States and Romsey, UK. The company has a diverse product portfolio of designs for monohull, catamaran and trimaran vessels with a composite, aluminium and steel construction for a range of sectors, including commercial, recreational, military and passenger. Worldwide, over 600 vessels built to Incat Crowther designs have been delivered.