Damen has just unveiled a new compact multi-role Utility Vessel, the UV2410.
The release further disclosed that the work on the first vessel of a new class is due to start shortly.
This multi-role platform is the result of extensive consultation with customers from several different industries in the UK and Norway. For these customers it was important that the rule length of the new vessel be no more than 24-meters and, for UK customers in particular, that it fits within the 200 Gross Tonnage limit.
“With the wide beam of 9.5 meters and minimal superstructure this vessel provides 120 m² of unobstructed deck space, yet still has comfortable accommodation for up to six crew. The design is optimized for a wide range of roles including maintenance support, oil recovery, diving support, buoy handling, safety stand-by, ROV support, surveying and much more,” said Lodewijk van Os, Product Director Workboats.
“In fact, the deck is pretty much ready for anything; A-frames, winches, davits for rescue boats, task-specific containers and many other types of equipment can be quickly added and removed as the vessel receives new assignments,” added Lodewijk van Os.
The Utility Vessel 2410 shares many of the renowned attributes of other vessels from Damen’s extensive workboat ranges. As well as for aquaculture companies, Damen envisages that the 2410 will be very attractive to port authorities, governmental organisations, marine contractors and anyone involved in varied, water-based maintenance operations.