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New & Notable

Rolf To The Rescue: German

Yard Delivers Aluminum

Rescue Launch

German shipyard Bootsbau & Yacht- service Wilhelm has delivered a new aluminum rescue launch to the Bay-

Rolf, an 37-ft. (11.2-m) Fast Rescue Craft fitted with UltraJet UJ340 waterjets. erisches Red Cross in Munich. The 37- ft. (11.2-m) vessel, which will be used for daily rescue purposes and as hospital transportation on the Chiemsee in Bay- ern, will be equipped with a single MAN engine, driving a single UltraJet 340 waterjet via a ZF Gearbox.

Intended for continuous operation — day and night — the vessel has accom- modations for two crewmembers as well as a doctor.

Sea trials conducted in Wil- helmshaven, Germany proved that the vessel's design complied with all speci- fications, achieving a service speed of 25 knots, with a 29-knot maximum. The vessel's aluminum hull features a raised bow with narrow stern section and is designed for maneuverability, high lev- els of seakeeping and a stable work plat- form. A thermally-insulated wheelhouse features lateral sliding windows and a mast for a loud speaker and navigation lights.

Rolfs diesel heating system is designed to keep casualties at a moder- ate cabin temperature all year round, and its electronic equipment onboard includes navigation, radar, DGPS and depth sounder.

Fusion Polycraft's RIB Designed

To Be Indestructible

Fusion Polycraft offers the FRC 1; a

RIB comprised entirely of heavy-duty polyethylene or GRP, and touted as indestructible. The RIB's hull, sponson and seating are all made from polyethyl- ene — with the hull fabricated from 12 mm thick PE80 sheeting. IMO/SOLAS- approved, the RIB has many applica- tions including offshore and inshore res- cue, coastguard police and workboat.

With a waterline line length of 17 ft. (5.2 m) and a beam of 8 ft. (2.6 m), the vessel has U.S. Coast Guard approval, and is predicted to require no repair/rec- tification work after a five-year period.

The vessel's radar-resistance should prove beneficial for the military "Stealth" market. The RIB has the abili- ty of being "cached," meaning that when it is submerged underwater for a long period of time, the water can be expelled and float easily to the surface where it is then driven off.

Fusion propulsion recommendations are either a 300 hp UltraJet/Yanmar engine package, or the use of twin 150 hp outboard engines. Providing power to the UltraJet 251 waterjet is a single Yan- mar 4LHG-STE marine diesel, provid- ing 172 kW, bringing the vessel to speeds of 28 knots when loaded with three crew and 150 liters of fuel.

Circle 15 on Reader Service Card • LNG and LPCj earners • Chemical tankers • Ferries and passenger ships • Cable layers • Offshore platforms and support ships.

All yards are ISO 9001/9002 certified and are in the process of obtaining ISO 14001.

If you have a difficult repair and only a short time in which to sort it out. your choice should be IZAR.

Who else?

P" de la Castellana, 55 • 28046 MADRID. Spain • Tel. +34 91 335 84 67 • Fax +34 91 335 86 38 • • Cadiz. Tel. +34 956 29 92 00 - • Cartagena. Tel. +34 968 12 83 50 - • Fene Tel. +34 981 33 84 47 - • • Ferrol. Tel. +34 981 35 20 40 - • San Fernando Tel. +34 956 59 98 50 - •

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IZAR is the company horn from the merger of Bazan and Astilleros Espanoles.

When it comes to shiprepairs and conversions, the result is a very powerful division with 11 drydocks and a Syncrolift located strategically around Spain in FKRROL (north-west).

CADIZ (south-west) and CARTAGKNA (south-east).

With the most complete service installations, highly develo- ped skills, and worldwide recognised experience in the repair and conversion of: *

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