Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd has recently handed over a 40m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to Centus Marine Sdn Bhd.

Built in Singapore as part of Strategic Marine’s stock program, the vessel construction proceeded smoothly despite COVID restrictions and was completed according to schedule.

The handover ceremony was attended by Centus Marine and held at Strategic Marine’s Singapore shipyard.

The vessel, named Centus Eight, completed sea trials in January and received glowing feedback by the Owner.

The speed trials were impressive and provide evidence of the benefits of Strategic Marine’s rigorous weight control measures implemented across its vessel range.

With a deadweight of 35 metric tons and in the presence of an independent surveyor she achieved a top speed in excess of 30 knots.

The Generation 3 hull form was developed in close collaboration with Strategic Marine’s long-term design partner Southerly Designs in Australia and was extensively tested at the Australian Maritime College.

The vessel has won praise for its performance and seakeeping from many experienced operators around the world and each new vessel benefits from the ongoing improvements, innovations and customer feedback incorporated as part of Strategic Marine’s continuous improvement philosophy.

Designed to meet the specific requirements of Oil Majors, Centus Marine will deploy her in Malaysian waters.

The vessel will be powered by three Caterpillar C32 engines driving fixed pitch propellers providing a robust and efficient propulsion system.

The station-keeping and maneuvering capability is further enhanced by a tunnel thruster installed at the bow.

The accommodation space features 16 berths in 7 cabins, a large galley and mess area.

The passenger saloon offers 70 comfortable reclining seats arranged with either single or twin seats in each row to provide additional space and privacy.

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