Allen Marine Creates Revolutionary Catamaran
(Sitka, Alaska) August 28, 2012 - Allen Marine Inc., known for pioneering the modular use of aluminum for catamarans, has developed a unique modular catamaran workboat that can be shipped disassembled anywhere in the world, quickly reassembled and ready for action on any number of maritime or offshore jobs.
The standard modular twin hull design is 65’ with a 21’6” beam and a 2’6” draft, and can be assembled by coupling a center section to the bow section, then coupling the stern to the center section; the three sections provide one continuous hull that offers excellent buoyancy. The overall width and lengths of the workboat can be reduced, according to the customer’s needs.
Each hull has a supporting deck and the middle and side members can include a cockpit and room for additional equipment. The craft has a large fuel capacity and is powered by two Caterpillar C18 engines with 600HP and two 403 Hamilton Water Jets.
No location for assembly is too remote. The first of the new line was built 2010 shipped to the north slope of Alaska via truck, and assembled 200 miles from the closest town, only using a rough terrain crane. The aluminum vessel is a sturdy, reliable workboat that can work in the harshest sea conditions and can also be used as an alternative personnel transport ship.
“We know our customers can’t afford to waste time getting to and from or working on the critical job-at-hand,” says Gene Kause, VP Business Development. “With our aluminum modular catamaran workboat, they have the advantage not only of bringing a brand new, custom-built vessel to wherever they’re located, but of putting one of the most reliable workboats into service without breaking the bank.”
About Allen Marine, Inc.
Founded in 1967, Allen Marine Inc. builds and operates ships and structures for the commercial marine market. Headquartered in Sitka, Alaska, the company has a solid industry reputation for quality by providing clients with innovative designs and dependable, environmentally-safe vessels, marine bridges and dry docks. Clients include shipowners and operators, maritime business leaders, government organizations, oil drilling and exploration companies, passenger fatty terminals, marine environmental companies, and national and state park services.