We are proud to announce that the first vessel of our new 15-metre aluminum wave-piercing platform has successfully been built, tested and handed over to A customer – Estonian Pilot Ltd. Now named AHTO-14 she is the latest of our very own designed wave-piercing series with top-of-the-segment seakeeping capability.
She has an overall length of 14.95 metres and her maximum beam is 4,50 metres. Due to owner’s request, she also has a rescue capability with a hydraulic rescue platform in the aft of the vessel. Therefore special attention was also paid to keep her draft down at only 0,85 metres. Another matter what we spent a lot of energy was to re-design the whole wheelhouse windshield concept to maximize visibility and thereby add safety to pilot’s dangerous working environment.
With a crew of 2 and seats for 6 pilots to sit in comfort, she is an ideal choice for smaller ports and harbors for all-year operations. Noise level at wheelhouse is down to 65 dB at full speed with wave-piercing hull ensures soft rides even at higher sea-states thus reducing the need for an extra foul-weather pilot boat.
AHTO-14 is powered by twin Volvo Penta D13MH marine diesel engines, each 368 kW @ 1800 rpm, using ZF 325-1 marine transmissions to propel her maximum speed above 27 knots through a pair of FPP.