Tuco Marine closes 2017 with the sale of another ProZero workboat to the Norwegian fishfarming industry.
During the last days of 2017, Tuco Marine closed the deal on another ProZero boat for the Norwegian fishfarming sector through its subsidiary, ProZero Norge AS. This time it is Emilsen Fisk in Rørvik who has ordered a ProZero boat tailored to breeders’ specific requirements.
The 11-meter ProZero boat will be used for passenger transport at the Emilsen Fisk AS breeding plant off Rørvik. The sleek and deep V-bottom secures a comfortable ride and exceptional seakeeping capabilities – all-important qualities if the crew is to arrive rested and ready at the facility.
“Seakeeping capability, efficiency and comfort are some of the most sought-after parameters for modern, fastwork boats,” says Jonas Pedersen from Tuco Marine. “Consequently, we focus strongly on these qualities in our ProZero range of fast boats for professional users – even though it counteracts to a certain extent our stated ambition of offering boats that save as much fuel as possible. A deep V-bottom simply requires more power than a flat, but what we gain is the safe and comfortable ride that our customers seek. Instead, we obtain fuel savings through innovative solutions and weight savings”.
The boat is equipped with diesel heating, dual VHF, radar, 12″ touch multi-screen, AIS, shore power supply, Navtex equipment, air-suspended driver’s seat and toilet with access from the aft deck.
The vessel is made from composite materials and is equipped with aluminum railing. Smart material selection contributes to the desired weight reductions and ensures low maintenance and superior strength. Thanks to its low weight and an inboard Volvo Penta diesel engine, the vessel can achieve speeds of more than 30 knots.
The contract was signed at Emilsen Fisk AS’s office in Lauvøya, Rørvik, Norway by company owner Roy Emilsen and Director of ProZero Norge AS, Kjetil Nygaard, together with Jonas Pedersen from Tuco Marine in Denmark.
The ProZero boats are available in many variants, all of which are carefully tailored to the customer’s unique specifications. The wheelhouse layout is designed for optimal utilization of the latest and most advanced navigation and surveillance technology.