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Flying Fish at Seawork

Hukkelberg Boats recently delivered yet another personnel transport vessel for the aquaculture industry, this time to Norwegian company Leré¸y Aurora. The 8-meter boat is the newly designed boat model Flying Fish 30Z Seawork Shuttle.

Being selected as supplier by Leré¸y has a big impact on Hukkelberg and the people working at the yard. The aqua culture industry is a key market for Hukkelberg, who have 30 employees.

Hukkelberg has, through close collaboration with Leré¸y, manufactured a boat which will ensure safe and efficient transport of personnel under extremely demanding conditions. Particular emphasis has been placed on operational reliability, and high-quality components and equipment has been chosen to create durable and long-lasting solutions, which also has a positive environmental impact.

The robust aluminum hull design features a deep V-profile and has very good sea-keeping properties. The hull is equipped with a wear resistant polyurethane fender system around the whole vessel, which protects both the boat, docks and fish farm cages against damage.

The superstructure is constructed using lightweight composite material, and features seating for 6 persons in marine RECARO suspension seats. The seats contribute to maintaining the safety of passengers and crew under the harsh operating conditions of northern Norway. Together with the soundproofing properties of the composite superstructure, the seats also ensure a good working environment with a high level of comfort and excellent ergonomics for all on board the boat. The superstructure also features a fore cabin with storage, seating benches and technical room.

The helm position gives the boat operator clear sight lines and good views around the vessel, and the custom designed dashboard features full GMDSS communication system, radar and chart plotter. Air quality in the wheelhouse is maintained by natural ventilation, defroster fans and an Eberspé¤her diesel heater.

The propulsion system features twin Nanni T4 270 diesel engines connected through ZF-63 reversing gears to a pair of Hamiliton HJ241 water jets. Fuel capacity of 800 litres gives excellent operational range. Dynamic trim is achieved by the Zipwake interceptor system. The boat also features an external steering position on the aft deck, for increased flexibility.

The large walk-around deck features openings for entering/disembarkation in the bow area, at the stern and on the starboard side. On the aft deck there is also a capstan for smaller work tasks. A rescue sling is fitted to the railing for assistance in man-over-board situations, and the boat has a life raft and survival suits for all on board, for increased safety. Emphasis has been put on ensuring good lighting on board with twin bow lights, remote controlled searchlight, work light in the machine room as well as dimmable LED lighting with night-mode in the wheelhouse.

The production concept around the Flying Fish Z-series is modular and may be delivered in a range of different combinations of hull sizes, superstructures and propulsion systems. The Z-series is available in lengths of 8-12 meters, with single or twin installations of waterjets, stern drives or outboard motors, as well as with a range of different superstructures that may be tailored to suit the operational needs of the customer.

The modular design of the Z-series makes this boat type well suited to a wide range of purposes beyond personnel transport and may also be delivered with equipment for ROV inspections, surface supplied diving operations (LDC), Search and Rescue, Fire Fighting and Patrol applications.

The next Flying Fish 30Z Seawork Shuttle is already under construction, and the whole Z-series will be presented on Hukkelberg Boats stand PY11

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