CTruk 50T WFSV MPC to be build for Scots builder – May 10, 2013– Brightlingsea, UK (Techreleased) – Essex UK based CTruk Boats has had its sights set on this development for some time and recently initiated the build of a 50 tonne payload support vessel, designed to meet the tougher requirements of the next phase.
CTruk 50T WFSV MPC Details
Powered by four Cummins 610 hp engines and Rolls-Royce waterjets, the first CTruk50T will join sister company CWind’s charter fleet. CWind MD Peter Jorgensen commented: “A 28m CTruk 50T will mean we can do even more for wind farms further offshore. Alongside great sea keeping characteristics and more than double the payload capability of our existing workboats, the versatility of the 50T is really exciting, plus the four engine system brings with it all-important increased reliability.”
This is the first complete vessel build to be contracted out by CTruk and the selection of Coastal Marine Boatbuilders (CMBL) at Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders represents a strategic partnership for potential future growth. The companies have worked together before, with CMBL producing deck components for CTruk’s popular CTruk 20T vessel which also delivered to Delivered To Sima Charters.
Coastal Marine Boatbuilders Ltd specialises in the repair and refit and newbuild of commercial vessels. The company was formed in 1990 and has since focused on the repair and refit of trawlers and RNLI vessels. It has also built 30 new vessels.
The Eyemouth yard now plans to construct a specialist production facility for larger commercial vessels on 2.6 acres of land on the Gunsgreenhill Industrial Estate, an investment expected to contribute significantly to the local economy. The venture represents a departure from CMBL’s traditional business and could lead to extra employment opportunities.
CMBL owner and director Andrew Thornhill is pleased that workboats suitable for use on Scottish wind farms are now being built there: “We are delighted to cement a new partnership with CTruk, a pioneer of innovation in vessel design. It is highly appropriate that boats suitable for use on wind farms further off the Scottish coast are being constructed here.”
The launch of the first CTruk 50T MPC is planned for February 2014.