Successful repeat order for Pilot Boats to Denmark
Docksta, Sweden 20 February 2002: The Danish Pilotage Authority has placed another order on the successful Dockstavarvet AP 14000 Pilot Boat. This time the order comprises two new boats with an option for further six units. The Authority came back with this repeat order after a successful delivery of 15 Pilot Boats in 1992 to 1997.
“The new order came after a standard tender procedure and is a clear evidence of our earlier quality deliveries. The option for a further six units is also welcome and we will do our outmost to satisfy the stringent customer requirements,” explains Mr K-A Sundin, Managing Director of Dockstavarvet.
The ALUPILOT 14000 is a 13.9 x 4.6 meter semi-displacement all aluminium craft with a resiliently mounted GRP sandwich deckhouse. The hulldesign is based on the well known MURRAY CORMACK lines modified for higher speeds. The arrangement is laid out with an ondeck wheelhouse with round the horizon visibility and a semi-sunk saloon seating up to 8 pilots. Two Scania DSI 14 diesels rated 390 kW at 1800 rpm, each connected to a HUNDESTED controllable pitch propeller through a ZF 550 A gearbox, give a speed of 24 knots. Classification is according to the Special Service Craft Rules of Lloyd´s Register of Shipping.
The first delivery will take place in October this year and the second boat will be delivered in January 2003.