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  • 2019 April 14 14:54

    Vigor to build two Camarc-designed 56’ pilot boats for LA Port Pilots

    Vigor reports it has been awarded the contract for construction of two 56’ pilot boats from the Port of Los Angeles. Camarc pilot boats are widely acknowledged worldwide as the gold standard for design quality and reliable performance, particularly in more extreme environmental Render of boatconditions. This smaller boat currently used throughout Europe, Australia and South America delivers the same consistent performance as the larger boats to the US mid-sized market.

    The boat features a twin chine heavy weather hull form for excellent seakeeping. The design accommodates multiple heavy fender systems facilitating safer pilot transfers in challenging weather. An articulated rescue davit provides man overboard recovery. The overall design also maximizes the available horsepower and performance from a Tier III (non-catalyst) level engine.

    “Vigor is excited to be able to offer these pilot boats to the dedicated professionals of the LA Port Pilots,” said Art Parker, Vigor sales manager. “Camarc has optimized this design to incorporate the significant seakeeping and safety of the larger pilot boats. The American mid-sized market has needed a world-class pilot boat at an acceptable acquisition and maintenance cost. This is without a doubt a proven break-through design.”

    Vigor expects to complete construction of the boats by late summer of 2020.

    Principal Characteristics:
    Length, Overall: 55 ft – 4 in
    Beam, Overall: 16 ft- 5 in
    Design Displacement:  61,000 lbs
    Max speed: 27 knots
    Cruise speed: 24 knots
    Engine:  Twin CAT C18 ACERT
    Engine Rating:  803 bhp @ 2,100 rpm Emission compliance:  EPA Tier III, meets current CARB
    Transmission: ZF665A-1
    Type:  5 bladed fixed pitched
    Material: NiBrAl
    GENSET:  Northern Lights M844DW3
    Rating:  16 kW, 120/240 VAC, 60 Hz
    Accommodates: 2 crew/8 pilots
    Designer: Camarc Design




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