12m Aluminium Transport Catamaran

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 Photo credits: Thanks Legacy Marine for the nice images!



Length OA 12.00m (39' 5")
Beam OA 5.15m (16' 11")
Draught max 1.50m (4' 11")
Material Aluminium Marine Grade 5083
Power Twin Cummins 425Hp
Fuel Capacity ~ 1350 ltrs (350 US Gallons)
Speed ~ 16-21 knots
Cargo Capacity 10000kg (22000 lbs)
Features Multi Purpose Robust Workvessel
  Tanker option
  20ft Container option
  General Cargo
Certification Maritime New Zealand MNZ40C
  Coastal Limits <50NM

Midnight Oil - 12m Aluminium Transport Catamaran

This multi-purpose workvessel has recently been launched early 2020 at Legacy Marine in Whakatane, New Zealand. This first vessel of this type "Midnight Oil" is outfitted as a Fuel barge / Tanker for Hauraki Express, which will be transporting fuel through out the Hauraki Gulf region from Auckland harbour to the Coromandel.

The design brief of this vessel was quite challenging. It's a relatively small vessel with a limited amount of power and lot's of cargo (high) on deck. Stability, seakeeping and a required speed were important success factors. We used extended CFD calculations to simulate the performance and we are very happy to have delivered a succesful design. 

This robust workhorse can easily be outfitted in different ways, like container transport or general cargo. Feel free to contact us or Legacy Marine to discuss your plans.

Thanks New Zealand Fishing News for the pdf of the article below

NewZealandFishingNews MidnightOil


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