Tuco Marine/ProZero Workboats in Denmark have been appointed production partner for Germany’s Wallaby Boats
Wallaby Boats is introducing a new range of workboats and daughter craft designs based on suspension technology developed by Nauti-Craft in Australia into the European market.
Tuco Marine will act as production partner to Wallaby Boats on the WB-14, an ’offshore wind daughter craft.’
Tuco Marine are a well renowned and respected builder of high tech composite structures which is perfectly suited to the application of the Nauti-Craft technology.
Tuco Marine said Wallaby Boats has already secured letters of support from industry for the new vessels including from Equinor, “who supported development of the new technology.”
Offcons catamaran hull is combined with the suspension technology from Nauti-Craft and propulsion in the form of Volvos IPS, or a range of diesel, hybrid or electric motors driving twin waterjets.
Nauti-Craft’s patented technology, which is is suitable for a wide range of vessels, up to 30-m commercial workboats, separates a vessel’s hulls from the deck and superstructure via a ‘passive reactive’ interlinked hydraulic system which provides increased levels of ride comfort, control and stability. The company said this softening of the vessel ride reduces the impact of whole body vibration on the crew, passengers and their equipment by up to 75% during transiting operations, and makes the dangerous task of transferring people onto stationary platforms at sea, considerably safer..
Nauti-Craft Managing Director Mark Schiller, said that we are delighted with the new partnership development instigated by our valued client Offcon, and keenly look forward to getting boats in the water, currently planned for 2021.