Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch of Tamoya, an Incat Crowther 17 to join Reef Ranger and Reef Resilience in the Great Barrier Reef Joint Field Management Program fleet, built by Norman R Wright and Sons.

Tamoyapacks a lot of punch for her size, which is measured specifically to fit the home port berth. The main deck is dominated by an aft working deck with a quick launch and recovery system for a 3.4m RHIB, dive racks, deck winches, BBQ area, a sink and multiple deck lashing points.

Inside the main deck cabin is a wet room, mess, full-size galley and chest freezer. The elevated wheelhouse accommodates the captain’s bunk, whilst side doors provide direct access to the foredeck. Under the wheelhouse are a pair of twin cabins, with a further pair of single cabins located aft on the hull deck.

The roof includes ample cargo area suitable for up to two 4.5m RHIBs, a deck crane and multiple storage boxes, topping off a highly flexible and functional vessel. A deck crane allows the loading of cargo onto the roof, as well as answering the call for both on-board RHIBs to be launched and recovered easily and safely.

The hull has been specifically designed for the demanding operation and features a new-generation Z-Bow, large reserve buoyancy and a nacelle to combat rough seas from south-east trade winds. Developed with operational experience from the existing fleet and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), the new hull has proven itself in recent sea trials.

Energy efficiency is aided by roof-mounted solar panels to maximize the use of available renewable energy and reduce environmental impact.

Built to a high standard that balances weight, robustness, and maintainability, Tamoya is highly efficient and powered by twin MAN i6-850 main engines driving fixed-pitch propellers through ZF V-drive gearboxes. She effortlessly cruises at a service speed of 20 knots. The efficiency translates into range, with the vessel able to be autonomous for up to 10 days at sea with a 500 nautical mile range.

The delivery of the fourth Incat Crowther designed vessel for the Great Barrier Reef Joint Field Management Program fleet follows the company’s maxim of “Your Vision, Our Innovation” by consistently delivering bespoke solutions to support the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Photos courtesy Norman R Wright and Sons.