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"Fast Cat 18" Design "Blu Anda 172"

 

'Blu Anda 172' was launched in November 2013 and is the second 18 Metre, High Speed “FastCat” designed by Sea Speed.

 

Blu Anda 172 at speed 1Blu Anda 172 at speed 2

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The FastCat hull form is a Deep Vee planing hull with hard chines and has been very successful over the years for high speed applications in the 30-40 knot range. Click Here to see Video

 

Powered by twin MTU 8 V 2000M72 (2 x 965hp) engines and through a conventional prop/shaft propulsion system, the top speed at trials was over 34 knots with a comfortable cruising speed of well over 30 knots. The design incorporates the Sea Speed "Mini keels" matched with the deep vee hard chine hulls giving excellent sea keeping. The relatively conventional prop/shaft stern gear was supplied by BT Marine in the UK and features twin 32 inch fixed pitch 5 blade prop's.

 

These cat’s were specifically designed to operate in large seas and wave conditions at high speeds, they will now carry VIP day trippers 50 Nautical Miles each way every day out to the pristine islands off Phuket, Thailand. Once out there, they will utilize hydraulic dive platforms from the aft’ deck for tender launch and diving operations.

 

Blu Anda 172 at speed 317.6 M High speed ferry launch

 

This sleek new design is completed to a very high standard of appointment by the Australian and Thai team. The vessel is fully faired with West System filler and painted with Alwgrip paint system for a mirror finish.

 

17 Metre Catamaran Design Blu Anda Helm17 Metre Catamaran Design Blu Anda upper deck17 Metre Catamaran Design Blu Anda fore deck17 Metre Catamaran Design Blu Anda aft control17 Metre Catamaran Design Blu Anda aft view17 Metre Catamaran Design Blu Anda aft platform

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'Sea Speed Design' supplied the complete design and also the complete CKD aluminium router cut Kit. Each time a Kit is completed and built more parts can be included into the next one.

 

 

Specifications

 

Name of Vessel:

Blu Anda 172

Type of Vessel:

Tour Catamaran

In Survey to:

USL 1E

Home Port:

Phuket Thailand

Owner:

Blu Anda Ltd

Owner Contact

Blu Anda Ltd

Operator

Blu Anda Ltd

Designer:

seaspeeddesign.com

CAD Software:

MAXSURF

Builder:

Australian Thai Team

Hull Construction Material:

ALUMINIUM

Superstructure Material:

ALUMINIUM

Deck Construction Material:

ALUMINIUM

Length Overall:

 18.8M (with platform)

17.60 M LOA

Length Waterline:

15.88M

Length bp.:

17.20M

Beam:

5.13M

Draught:

1.95M

Depth:

1.95M

Displacement:

32 TONNE

Tonnage/s:

67 GRT

Main Engine/s:

 MTU 8V 2000 M72

(no/make/model/power)

965 HP @ 2250 RPM

Gearbox/s:

ZF 2000 1.76 ratio

Propulsion:

BP Marine (UK)

Propellors:

32” 5 Blade BP (UK)

Maximum Speed:

34 KNOTS

Cruising Speed:

30 KNOTS

Generator/s:

ONAN 11kW 50Hz 1500 RPM

Shaft Auxiliary Generator/s:

 NIL

Side Thruster/s:

NIL

Steering System:

Hydrive/UMP

Hydraulic Equipment:

Ultimate Marine Power

Radar

Lowrance HDS 10

Electronics Supplied By:

Ping Electric/UMP

Electronics Installed By:

GOLD COAST SHIPS

Depth Sounder/s:

Samyung

Radio/s:

ICOM (VHF & CB)

Autopilot:

TMQ AP55

Compass/es:

Ritchie

GPS:

Samsung AIS NF 5100

Plotters:

Samyung

Sound System:

Fusion 8 speaker

Video System:

Domestic

Other Electronics:

CCTV & DVR

Electrical  By:

 Bensen & Brown

Electrics installed by:

Semtec Electrical

Capstan/Windlass:

Muir 3500

Tank Guages:

Smartswitch

Deck Equipment:

Dive Platform

Other Equipment Installed:

Dive Platform

(Hydraulic)

Alarm System/s:

Systems Advantage (Sea Fire)

Paints/Coatings:

Awlgrip

Windows:

ALFAB AUSTRALIA

Seating:

GCS custom

Rocket Cushions

Flooring/Deck Surface Finishes:

Awlgrip

NON SKID

Interior Fitout/Furnishings:

Honeycomb walls, tables, bar

Lights:

LED

Launching:

CEA Thailand

Anchors:

1 X 45 KG

Rescue Boat/s:

10Man Barefoot

Sullage Capacity:

1 x 400 LTR

Fuel Capacity:

2 X 860LTR

Fuel Consumption:

130LTR/HR @ 20KN

205LTR/HR @ 25KN

301TR/HR @ 30KN

Freshwater Capacity:

2 x 400 LTR

Crew:

4

Passengers:

45 Pax

Range:

265 NM @ 20KN

Vehicles:

-

Type of operation Envisaged:

TOURIST, FERRY,

DIVE BOAT

Operational Area:

COASTAL

Date of Delivery:

22nd Nov 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Sea Speed Pty Ltd. P.O. BOX 773 Aspley 4034, Brisbane Australia

Phone Int 668 04406355

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Sea Speed Pty Ltd.

P.O. BOX 773 Aspley 4034, Brisbane Australia

Phone +61 7 3862 9988

Fax +61 7 3862 9488

Mobile Paul 0417 770 769

Email SeaSpeedDesign
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