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Cruise & Passenger Vessel

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WWW.MARINELINK.COM 17Long noted for the quality of their steel ves-sels, the Sarawak Slipways have recently launched an aluminum crew boat. Built to a design by Singapore-based Naval Consult Pte. Ltd., the 38 x 7.85-m vessel has a molded draft of 1.75m. With seating for 50 and accommodation for a crew of eight, the vessel is powered by three Cummins engines turning fixed-pitch propellers. The port and starboard engines are Cummins KTA38M2 models delivering 1350 hp at 1900 rpm to five-blade pro-pellers with 1050-cm diameters. The center engine is a Cummins KTA50M2 model delivering 1800 hp at 1900 rpm to an 1150 cm diameter prop. All four are coupled to Twin Disc gears with 2.47:1 ratios. The KTA50M2 is also capable of driving a FiFi pump through a front mounted power-takeoff. Auxiliary power is provided by a pair of Cummins 6BT5.9DM-powered 80sW generators. All five Cummins engines were supplied by the Cummins Malaysia distributor Scott & English (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. With three engines delivering a total of 4500 hp the crew boat can achieve a speed of 26 knots. The vessel, which is not yet named, is classed by BV. Sarawak Slipways Builds in AluminumA new Cummins-powered aluminum crew boat from Sarawak Slipways. Inset: The port-side Cummins KTA38-M2. One of three main engines on Sarawak Slipways new 4500 HP crew boat. MR #2 (10-17).indd 17MR #2 (10-17).indd 172/4/2013 10:21:32 AM2/4/2013 10:21:32 AM

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