Since the launch of its first-of-class CTruk MPC22 late last year, the East Anglia-based workboat designer and builder informs it has incorporated performance feedback into future builds to deliver a range of enhancements.
The second CTruk MPC22, due for delivery in June, will feature the Volvo IPS system for increased bollard pull and service speeds, also increasing the fuel efficiency of CTruk’s lighter weight composite catamarans.
The 22-meter multipurpose catamaran with 7.5-meter beam and 1.25-meter draft is constructed from advanced composite for weight-saving strength. With a 20-metric-ton flexible payload capability and the ability to carry 24,000 liters of fuel, she is designed to deal with rougher seas, longer transits and tougher assignments while maximizing passenger and crew comfort, the builder said. Additionally, CTruk’s patented moveable wheelhouse and modular deck pod system give the workboat multi-role capability.
CTruk said working with Volvo IPS has proven successful, with Netherlands-based Sima Charters’ vessel SC Falcon (a CTruk MPC19) currently transiting 60 miles out in the North Sea.
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.