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  • 2016 November 16 10:48

    Tuco Marine sells two ProZero 15m boats to Norwegian AKVA Group

    Following deliveries to the offshore business and the governmental organizations in Norway, Tuco Marine is now also to deliver to the Norwegian Aquaculture industry. Two ProZero 15m boats have been sold as High Pressure Cleaning Boats to Norwegian AKVA Group.

    Designed by a team of skilled engineers, through collaboration with multiple world leading aqua cultural experts, the 15 meter boats are developed upon the many requests Tuco has had for specialized Aqua Cultural Workboats from the Tuco Marine ProZero series of Daughter Crafts, Workboats and FRC´s.

    The two 15m ProZero HPC Boats are both going to be built of carbon fiber composites to reduce the structural weights of the vessels. Both of the vessels are capable of cruising at more than 30 knots and are powered by a pair of inboard diesel engines on forward facing propellers in Volvo Pentas IPS system; securing a superior control and world-class hull efficiency to keep fuel consumption at a minimum. Resulting in the lowest possible environmental impact from the boats’ operations.

    “Fisheries and aquaculture remain important sources of food, nutrition, income and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world. And World per capita fish supply, has reached a new record high, thanks to vigorous growth in aquaculture, which now provides half of all fish for human consumption. Therefore, it has been logical for us to target the sector with our fast and highly specialized boats”, says Jonas Pedersen, CEO at Tuco Marine.

    The boats have been sold to AKVA Group in collaboration with Tuco Marines local partner on the fish farming market, Arild Friestad from Boat and Barge AS, who has been a recognized supplier for the industry through decades.

    The ProZero´s hull, in the fish farming edition, features special hull appendages and reinforcements, to optimize for fish farm operations, and the ProZero hull secures the boats’ capabilities of supplying a stable ride, also in rough seas, where most vessels must give up. Fast and smooth operations in rough seas are mainly limited by the human factor of shock mitigation and climate impacts. The ProZero workboats have been developed around the ProZero design team’s shock mitigation strategy, with a high level of attention being payed to minimizing effects of shocks to the human body and the boat during all parts of operations.

    ProZero boats are available in a multitude of variations, which are carefully tuned to suit each individual user’s particular requirements. Cockpit layout in the workboats are arranged to maximize the use of modern day operations management and situational awareness electronic aids.

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