New Alumarine pilot boat for West Africa

French builder Alumarine has completed a new pilot bound, bound for West Africa.

Developed in collaboration with Geronimo Naval Design, she benefits from the experience gained by the shipyard on similar vessel and the expertise of the naval architect on pilot boats and crew boats operating in offshore oil.

Built in aluminium, she is 14.93 metres long and 4.6 metres wide. The pilot boat is equipped with two 11-litre engines, whose rating allows for 3,000 hours of annual operation. With two ratings of 340kW, the boat reaches 23 knots at mid-load.

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