Tuco delivers newly developed high-pressure cleaning boat for fish farm operations in Norway
Following deliveries of crew transfer boats and other ProZero workboats to Norway, Tuco Marine has now concluded the delivery of a 15m high-pressure cleaning boat to AKVA Group, also located in Norway.
The 15-meter workboat was built to satisfy the many appeals that Tuco Marine have received to expand the ProZero series of workboats with dedicated aqua culture vessels. Tuco Marine happily welcomed these appeals, and the skilled team of engineers collaborated with multiple world leading aqua culture experts to develop a new boat that matches the exact demands of the industry.
The 15m ProZero HPC boat is built from composite materials. This reduces the structural weight of the vessel and ensures low maintenance and superior durability. Thanks to the low weight and the twin inboard diesel engines connected to the distinctive Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system with forward-facing, counter-rotating propellers, the vessel is capable of operating at more than 33 knots. The union of low weight and efficient propulsion results in impeccable control and handling, world-class fuel efficiency and minimal environmental impact.
“We are extremely happy to deliver this fantastic vessel and once again prove that our ProZero workboat concept is a great tool for owners seeking top performance and reliability while also taking great care of the crews on board. With the vessel, we once again surpass the market expectation for such boats” says Jonas Pedersen, Managing Director of Tuco Marine.
The boat has been sold to AKVA Group in collaboration with Tuco Marine’s local partner on the fish farming market, Arild Friestad of Boat and Barge AS, who has been a recognized supplier to the industry through decades.
The hull structure for this particular ProZero model features special appendages and reinforcements that make it ideal for fish farm operations. The ProZero hull provides for a stable ride, even in rough seas where most vessels must surrender. Fast operations in rough seas are only limited by human constraints.
Tuco Marine will be present at the Boat and Barge stand at Aqua Nor 2017 in Trondheim from August 15th to 18th, Hall E Stand E-436.
The ProZero boats are available in multiple versions, all of which are carefully tailored to suit particular user requirements. The cockpit layout in the workboats is arranged to maximize the use of state-of-the-art operations management and situational awareness electronic aids.