Camarc pilot boats for Los Angeles

The boat features a twin chine heavy weather hull form for excellent seakeeping The boat features a twin chine heavy weather hull form for excellent seakeeping
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The Port of Los Angeles recently awarded US boatbuilder Vigor the contract to build two 56’ pilot boats designed in Europe by Camarc.

This design is currently used throughout Europe, Australia and South America and delivers the same consistent performance as the larger boats to the US mid-sized market.

The boat features a twin chine heavy weather hull form for excellent seakeeping. The design accommodates multiple heavy fender systems facilitating safer pilot transfers in challenging weather. An articulated rescue davit provides man overboard recovery. The overall design also maximizes the available horsepower and performance from a Tier III (non-catalyst) level engine.

“Vigor is excited to be able to offer these pilot boats to the dedicated professionals of the LA Port Pilots,” said Art Parker, Vigor sales manager. “Camarc has optimized this design to incorporate the significant seakeeping and safety of the larger pilot boats. The American mid-sized market has needed a world-class pilot boat at an acceptable acquisition and maintenance cost. This is without a doubt a proven break-through design.”

Vigor expects to complete construction of the boats by late summer of 2020.

Visit Camarc design at Seawork International 2019 on stand PY103

Principal Characteristics:

All Aluminum Construction
Accommodates 2 crew/8 pilots
Designer: Camarc Design
Max speed: 27 knots
Cruise speed: 24 knots
Length, Overall: 55 ft – 4 in
Beam, Overall: 16 ft- 5 in
Fender System:  Heavy Weather integrated Popsafe fender
Design Displacement:  61,000 lbs
Fuel Oil Capacity:  660 gal
Freshwater Capacity: 66 gal
Engine:  Twin CAT C18 ACERT Engine Rating:  803 bhp @ 2,100 rpm
Emission compliance:  EPA Tier III, meets current CARB Commercial Harbor Craft emission requirements. (Non-Catalyst)
Transmission: ZF665A-1
Type:  5 bladed fixed pitch
Material: NiBrAl
GENSET:  Northern Lights M844DW3 Rating:  16 kW, 120/240 VAC, 60 Hz
Furuno navigation/electronics system

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