The new 17-metre Blyth Workcat has been handed-over in Southampton, UK, to the Wildcat Marine. The new boat, “Wildcat 3”, is the largest catamaran ever built by Blyth Workcats and the company is confident that it will introduce a new standard of performance and economy for the wind farm support industry.
Blyth 17m Workcat performance offers legendary Blyth safety, stability, speed and seaworthiness. Blyth’s catamaran hulls have low drag so fuel economy is superior to that of similar sized monohulls at similar speeds. Maneuverability, both at low and high speed and in deep or shallow water, is also exceptional.
The Blyth 17m has been developed with choice in mind and includes tooling provision for either conventional shaft drive or water jet options.
With twin MAN D2848 750hp (551kw) at 2100 rpm driving through high specification Clements Engineering shafts and stern gear.
Main Particulars of 17-metre Blyth Workcat:
Achievable sprint speeds: 25+ knots
Optimum cruising speed: 20 knots
Fuel capacity: 900 gallons (4091 litres)
Fresh water tank: 75 gallons (340 litres)
Load capacity: Minimum 3 tonnes
Aft deck capability: Excellent cargo transfer potential
Tie down deck plates
LOA (inc. fender): 17.40 m
Beam (hull): 5.95 m
Beam (overall) 6.3 / 6.4m
Draught (nominal) 1 m
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, July 5, 2012; Image: blythworkcats