LOA 8.0m Beam 2.8m Draft 0.6
Speed 28kts Disp’t 3t
Main Machinery 1 x 320hp Yanmar 6LY2-ST diesel engine
1 x Hamilton 292 waterjet
This unique version of the popular ‘Wave Ranger’ class from Alnmaritec was designed by Camarc Limited for a specific role to transport persons from a Pilot Station Vessel to sea going ships and vice versa in the Port of Antwerp. The FLC is launched and recovered frequently from the Pilot Station Vessel and she is fitted with a single point lift. She is designed to operate in significant wave heights of up to 2.5m and during pilotage operations it was required that the FLC have excellent manoeuvring capabilities for going alongside other vessels. The resulting boat is exceptionally robust and extremely seaworthy, she is self righting providing a very safe working environment and she has an excellent turn of speed. Three of these have now been delivered for operations in Antwerp.