The town of Hempstead in New York recently took delivery of a new multi-purpose harbour workboat from Safe Boats International of Bremerton, Washington.
Built by Safe Boats under a licence agreement with Netherlands-based Stormer Marine, the craft is being used for towing pilings, resetting buoys, pulling floats, recording depth findings, and assisting in moving barges in Hempstead’s waterways.
The vessel has an LOA of 6.8 metres, a beam of 2.6 metres, an air draught of 2.2 metres, a self-draining deck, two outboard engines, an aft moonpool, and a spacious cabin that can accommodate a crew of three as well as computers and survey measuring instruments. Its displacement of 1,900 kilograms including the engines means it is also transportable by trailer, enabling the operator to perform easy redeployment should the need arise.
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