Offshore Wind Farm Service Craft
LOA 18.0m Beam 6.0m Disp’t 22t
Speed 25kts MCA Cat 3
Main Machinery 2 x Caterpillar C18 715bhp,
2 x 800mm propellers (Clements)
The ‘Aaryan’ is a longer and more powerful version of the original ‘Wave Commander’ class and her operational profile means that she is fitted with conventional propellers as an alternative to the water jets fitted on the first of class. She is powered by twin 715bhp electronically controlled Caterpillar C18 diesels engines driving four bladed 800mm propellers through Twin Disc MGX 5135 ‘Quick Shift’ gearboxes. These give her a top speed of over 25 knots and she is also fitted with powerful twin electric bow thrusters which give her excellent manoeuvrability. She carries a complement of 2 crew and 12 passengers in comfort within the large deckhouse which houses a galley, WC, wet space and storage areas. She is fitted with an array of the latest electronic equipment including a satellite ‘man-finder’ tracking system, 3-D sea bed profiling as well as radar, AIS, GPS, Chart plotter and Satcom system.