Wave Handler 800 Class
Hose Handling & Mooring Line Deployment Craft
LOA 9.2m Beam 4.0m Disp’t 7t
Speed 20kts Bollard pull 1.75t
Main Machinery 2 x Volvo Penta D4 225bhp,
2 x Hamilton 274 water jets
This Wave Handler 800 will operate on the west coast of Africa based on an FPSO as a line and hose handling workboat. This class of vessel was recently voted one of the most Significant Small Ships of 2006 by the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and is now an “industry standard” in this role. She has a small wheelhouse forward with folding seating for four passengers and a bow access arrangement for personnel transfers. The aft deck is fitted with a working platform at the aft end to facilitate hose/line handling with an hydraulic capstan built into a plinth on the deck.