24m Catamaran Scientific Research Vessel


Baltic Workboats has delivered a 24m Catamaran Scientific Research Vessel „Vėjūnas“ to Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment. 
Being first catamaran built by Baltic Workboats Vėjūnas is a demonstration of the yard’s experience, capability and build quality. Featuring nearly vertical bowline this catamaran demonstrates the latest evolution of Incat Crowther’s hull form and is a good example of famous Australian designer expertise in designing a catamaran vessels with a large, practical work deck area and excellent stability and sea keeping for scientific work.
The aft deck of this all-aluminum catamaran features lower platform access, hydraulic A-Frame, 6,4tm Fassi deck crane and moon pool. The main deck cabin features two workspaces. To port there is a hydrological lab, with three workstations and bathroom. To starboard there is a chemical-biological laboratory with sinks, large fume hood, 4 workstations and 8 m2 storage room. At the forward end of the cabin is a crew mess and galley facilities.
The upper deck wheelhouse has excellent all round visibility with direct access to the foredeck.
The hulls accommodate 11 crew members in 5 twin cabins and a single cabin for the captain. Each hull has a shower and toilet room.
Powered by a pair of Sisu CTIM84 main engines, each producing 302kW at 2100 rpm, Vėjūnas easily exceeded 14knots top speed in recent trials. She will operate at a service speed of 12 knots. Is the vessel’s exceptional fuel economy of just 37,5l/nm at 10 knots. This gives Vėjūnas a range of over 2000nm. 
The vessel is Classed by DNV and has also lowest ice going capability.
With its abundant new scientific equipment Vėjūnas is one of the most modern Scientific Research Vessel operating in the Baltic Sea. The vessel will monitor the Baltic Sea near shore area and the Curonian Lagoon.
Baltic Workboats is proud to be working with Incat Crowther. The cooperation with Incat Crowther brings with their novel catamaran designs to Baltic Workboats a new range of technologically advanced products to offer its clients. 
A LR-classed passenger vessel based on a similar platform is due to be launched later this year.