Macduff delivers Lily Mae to Scottish Sea Farms
The Shetland Division of Scottish Sea Farms has taken delivery of the latest newbuild from Macduff Shipyards.
Lily Mae is designed as a general-purpose workboat for the aquaculture industry, and after sea trials carried out in the Moray Firth, it has sailed to its home port.
The vessel’s arrangement places the wheelhouse and raised deck forward and a large open deck aft. Below deck the hulls are sub-divided with an aft peak containing the Scan Steering steering gear, engine rooms in the centre and a forward peak. The wheelhouse has been fitted to the yard’s typical high standard and is laid out with a helmsman station on the starboard side and a galley/mess area to the port side.
With a length of 14.00m, beam of 6.20m and a depth of 2.10m and being of a catamaran design the vessel exhibits great stability and large working deck with an approximately 60 square metre working area. Lily Mae has a 20 tonne payload capacity. A Palfinger PK18500(M)B deck crane is fitted which is capable of hoisting 1600kg at 10.1m reach along with two separate Rapp Marine capstans with a pull of 5t and 1.5t. Operations are primarily over the starboard side and transom where there are removable railings fitting into flush-mounted stainless steel sockets. A large HDPE panel is fitted along the starboard side of the vessel to provide extra durability in the area that contacts and rubs against the salmon cages.
The propulsion package consists of two Iveco N67 engines with a power of 260hp each driving 965mm diameter open Teignbridge propellers through PRM 4:1 reduction gearboxes. On trials the vessel achieved an average top speed of 10.0 knots.
Lily Mae was designed between the yard and Macduff Ship Design who also created the hull construction plans and drew the profiles for the steel kit. The steel was supplied in kit form by Macduff Profilers using there gas and plasma CNC profiling machines. Macduff Ship Design also carried out the incline test and produced a full stability booklet.
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