25 juillet 2011

Our boat of the year 2011

Our boat of the year 2011
We are proud to present the first contribution of BUREAU MAURIC to renewable energy development. The catamaran BIBBY TETHRA is now operating offshore the UK and German coasts for the UK based company "OSIRIS PROJECTS". As reported in preceding news she is a new survey boat aimed mainly at operating in windfarm fields. The seabed mapping in and around windfarm fields is of the utmost importance to find the best way for burying cables and later to check possible cables displacement.

The TETHRA is our second semi SWATH catamaran design, after the JANUS in the years 2000. But the TETHRA is more on the SWATH side than the JANUS is. She is featuring an improved sea keeping and a dual propulsion system to allow operation at very different speeds.. She is full of electronic equipment, multi beam sonar, DGPS, side scan sonar …. The Tethra is DP1, classified BV, and in accordance with MCA workboats code.

We consider the TETHRA is really a breakthrough in Survey catamarans design, being different from all other designs, and we hope a first of a new series of survey cats. Our design team, François Sebilo, the project manager, Jean-Marie Pès the structure engineer, Jocelyne Joly the hull designer, and of course the SOCARENAM shipyard team are all very happy of this realisation. The cooperation with the BIBBY and OSIRIS PROJECTS people was friendly and constructive, showing that designing and building boats in our old Europe is still feasible in reasonable conditions, with reasonable people.

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  • Bibby Tethra

    Bibby Tethra

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