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Tuco Marine’s

Arctic Workboat

Daughter Craft anish producer Tuco Marine has introduced an all new Arctic Workboat Daughter Craft. Developed

D in response to international requests and speci? - cations, the unique craft has been in every detail optimized for Arctic and/or cold weather operations. In a nutshell, the Tuco Marine ProZero series of Daughter Crafts, Work- boats and FRC´s are designed to meet the needs of the huge number of Arctic Patrol Vessels, Icebreakers and Po- lar Research Vessels that are currently under development and construction. For this sector, says Tuco Managing Di- rector Jonas Pedersen, the Tuco Workboat Daughter Craft turn out to be a great match. Tuco worked closely with

Arctic operators and ensured that end users were closely areas. This daughter craft is developed to deploy different involved in the workboat’s design and layout. equipment and perform a wide range of tasks in its large

For example, the ProZero´s hull, in the arctic edition, aft deck. The design of the ProZero cabin also ensures a features special hull appendages, to optimize for ice sailing, plentiful daylight, improving personal comfort. By pro- and the ProZero hull provides a stable ride in rough seas, ducing a vessel that is signi? cantly lighter than market av- where most vessels must give up. Arctic missions in rough erage, lower fuel consumption is realized and lighter lifting seas are mainly limited by the human factor of shock miti- equipment is required on the mother vessel. The sandwich gation and climate impacts. Hence, ProZero workboats in- construction avoids the use of internal stiffeners, increas- corporate the Tuco design team’s shock mitigation strategy, ing the usable internal space and offers a natural insulation as well as an effort to further minimize the effects of the capability, improving the comfort in the cabin and manned cold climate to humans, boat and equipment. compartments. An on deck lifting frame is ready for single

ProZero workboats can be rapidly recon? gured to meet point lifting hook and the Deck and cabin are designed for different roles and requirements, which can include SAR self-bailing. Beyond this, a rounded aft platform is ? tted variants, ? re support variants and command platform vari- to enable reversing in ice areas and a ‘defreeze’ system for ants. A module-based business model allows for quick de- windows with hot air blowers is also ? tted. All in all, Tuco livery time even when the boats is customized during the has (arguably) thought of everything. That’s because when design phase. you are operating in frigid, Arctic waters, the difference

This particular vessel features a full composite carbon between mission success and failure for any workboat can ? ber hull with PVC core, vinylester resin system. The hull be the equipment assigned to the task. Operators now have shell features additional reinforcements for operation in ice another choice for their Arctic operational needs.

The ProZero 10m Arctic Workboat … at a glance

LOA: 10.08 meters Propeller: 24”, 19” Pitch, 4 blade ? xed Maximum load: 1.000 kg

Beam Overall: 3.75 meters VHF radio: RayMarine RAY218E Ray70 Paint: Hempel (hull & decks)

Draft (full load): 1.22 meters Compass: Plastimo Offshore 135 Chartplotter: RayMarine eS127

Capacity: 2 persons Engines: Volvo Penta D6-370/DP Deck Hatches: Freeman Marine

Speed (cruise): 12 KT Range: 8 hours (cruise speed) Fuel capacity: 600 liters 49 MN

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