|Main Engine||2 x Scania D112 60M Marine Engines 368 KW (500 BHP) @ 2100 Rpm|
|Gear||2 x Twin Disc MGX 5114A Ratio 2.04:1|
|Propeller||2 x 34″x23″ 4 blade propellers in AB2 material|
|Owner||Sinbad Marine Services Ltd|
|Home Port||Killybegs, Ireland|
Mooney (Boats) Ltd. Ireland has just delivered another new build catamaran, the “Ocean Cat” to Sinbad Marine Services Ltd of Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The vessel was designed by Marine Design International Ltd in Scotland and is the second catamaran in as many years that has been built for Sinbad Marine Services by Mooney Boats.
The vessels keel was laid on the 16th February 2009 and sea trails were completed on 15th September 2009 which gives a very impressive build time of 30 weeks from start to finish. This build was also a new venture for the yard as it has been their first build in aluminum completed to B.V Classification by Mooney Boats. According to Lee Mooney, Managing Director of Mooney Boats, building to Bureau Veritas class rules set some difficult challenges during the build process but the resultant attention to detail has increased their yard’s profile as being one of the first yards in Ireland & U.K to build an aluminum catamaran to B.V. class rules
The multi-purpose catamaran is a larger and more powerful version of Sinbad’s first catamaran the “Coastal Cat”. The “Ocean Cat” boasts the same flexibility which made the smaller Coastal Cat so successful. The new “Ocean Cat” will cater for coastal survey, crew transfer for offshore wind farms, bird and whale watching etc. The vessel is also equipped with oil spill response, waste oil collection, and bunkering capabilities and has unrestricted navigation of up to 200 miles offshore.