CTruk MPC22 enhanced with Volvo IPS
Mon, 09 March 2015
Since the launch of its first-of-class CTruk MPC22 late last year, CTruk has incorporated performance feedback into future builds to enhance seaworthiness, whilst ensuring that the vessel remains cost-effective.
The second CTruk MPC22, due for delivery in June, will feature the Volvo IPS system for optimal bollard pull and service speeds, significantly increasing the already renowned fuel efficiency of CTruk’s lighter weight composite catamarans and yet still allowing the boat to take the ground and dry out at low water.
The 22m multi-purpose catamaran with 7.5m beam and 1.25m draft is constructed from advanced composite for weight-saving strength. With a 20 tonne flexible payload capability and the ability to carry 24,000 litres of fuel, she is designed to deal with rougher seas, longer transits and tougher assignments whilst maximising passenger and crew comfort. CTruk’s patented moveable wheelhouse and modular deck pod system give the workboat multi-role capability.
Working with Volvo IPS has proven successful for CTruk, with Netherlands-based Sima Charters’ vessel ‘SC Falcon’ (a CTruk MPC19) currently transiting 60 miles out in the North Sea and giving larger vessels in the field a run for their money.
CTruk has two CTruk MPC22 build slots available for this season, and the capacity from its new production facility on the River Colne in Colchester to offer five more slots by spring 2016.