Australia-based Incat Crowther has been selected to design the second Catamaran Crew boat in collaboration with Caspian Marine Services (CMS), whose construction is being performed in Austal Ships’ Western Australian shipyard.

The operationally successful first Catamaran Crew boat, Muslim Magomayev, designed by Incat Crowther, has prompted CMS to place a second order with the company.

During their first construction assignment, Incat Cowther collaborated with Austal to supply a suite of design solutions that included naval architecture and detailed construction drawings with cutting and nesting data.

"The main cabin and the machinery system will be mounted at the top of the vessel to stop the vibration from spreading across the vessel."

The second vessel will be an upgraded version of its sister vessel, Muslim Magomayev, incorporated with Crowther’s semi-SWATH hull form, suited for high-speed transits with enhanced operational capability, while ensuring fewer sea sickness incidents.

Developed by Incat Crowther’s in-house computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and Seakeeping experts, the design has been tested and proven, and has been installed in the sister vessel. It restores some of the features incorporated into Muslim Magomayev, which includes its flexibility with 275m² cargo decks, equipped with a 130t cargo capacity, with a range of 400nm.

The main cabin and the machinery system will be mounted at the top of the vessel to stop the vibration from spreading across the vessel, and it will also feature an active ride control system.

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The two main decks will serve to accommodate passengers, and has a range of additional amenities including VIP rooms, vending machines, luggage space, and a large workshop.

The mid-deck can accommodate 16 crew members while ensuring crew-comfort and is aligned with International Labour Organization (ILO) guidelines.

The vessel complies with International Maritime Organisation high-speed craft (IMO HSC) code, diesel prototype (DP2) classified, and is equipped to operate in a range of maritime conditions.

The construction on the new vessel witnessed the superstructure and hull modules united at the shipyard prior to the inspection by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Image: Incat Crowther designs second Catamaran boat. Photo: courtesy of CMS.