GMD launches 26m marine park patrol vessel for Thai government
Global Marine Design (GMD) designers recently attended the successful launch and sea trial of the WA company’s latest Marine Kit, a 26m marine park patrol vessel for the Thai Department of Marine and Coastal Resources.
Phayun, Thai for ‘dugong’, will predominately patrol and protect dugong habitats against poaching and seabed damage.
The all-new aluminium Marine Kit comes with Lloyd’s Register structural approval, engineering to the Australian NSCV and was assembled in Thailand by Italthai Marine, working closely with GMD.
The catamaran’s hullform is based on GMD’s proven Great Escape, operated by the Great Escape Charter Company. GMD says it features very high deadrise, high volume hulls, fantastic tunnel clearance and fine angle of entry "which combine to give excellent seakeeping abilities".
Powered by twin MTU 10V2000M93 engines developing a total of 2240kW, the 9.2m wide Phayun achieved 26kt without active interceptors, easily meeting the contract speed of 25kt. GMD reports the engineering installation is smooth throughout the entire rev range and a credit to Italthai Marine’s abilities.
The fit-out is functional and comfortable, using lightweight composite panels in combination with attractive and hard-wearing local timber trim.
GMD’s Marine Kit is available for construction anywhere and suited to patrol, tourism/charter or passage-making uses.
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