Momentum Continues For Tugbuilder Sanmar Following Record Year

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Yenicay 1, image: Robert Allan Ltd.

Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar built 17 tugboats last year, including one pictured above, the Yenicay 1.  It was the most tugs ever built by Sanmar in a calendar year.

The company is in the process of completing a 50,000 square meter shipyard in Altinova, Turkey to support its growing order book.  This month alone, Sanmar says they have won an order for three new 70 ton bollard pull tugs from the Port of Fujairah, all designed by Vancouver-based naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd.  and powered by CAT 3516C diesels with Rolls-Royce US 255 FP Z-drives.

The Yenicay 1 is the first of the new RAscal 1800 series of azimuth stern drive tugs designed Robert Allan Ltd.  Sanmar built the Yenicay 1 to add to its own fleet of operated tugs and is “a big sister” to the RAscal 1500 delivered by Sanmar last year to Buksér og Berging AS of Norway.

Robert Allan Ltd notes this vessel “shares a common hull form style, wheelhouse, and general layout.  Both are built to extremely high standards, almost yacht finish, and are fitted with Caterpillar C32 main engines, a pair of Caterpillar C4.4 diesel generators, and Veth VZ-900 fixed pitch Z-drives.  Propellers are 5 bladed 1700 mm Kaplan type in nozzles.

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Image courtesy Robert Allan Ltd

The RAscal 1800 is designed to perform ship assist work, line-handling, general harbor service, and coastal towing.

Vessel particulars:

  • Length overall: 18.7 m
  • Beam, moulded, extreme:   9.2 m
  • Depth, moulded:   3.5 m
  • Maximum draft:   3.7 m
  • Bollard pull: 31 tons
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • The tug was designed and constructed to ABS requirements with the notation: ABS ? A1, Towing Vessel, ? AMS, UWILD, BP (30)
  • Fuel Oil: 33,500 litres
  • Potable Water:   5,776 litres
  • Foam:   1,618 litres

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