Incat Launches Its Own New "Milenium"
The latest catamaran to pierce the waves from Incat Tasmania is Milenium, which was delivered to Transmediterranea for operation in the Mediterranean. Launched this past April from Incat's Coverdales shipbuilding facility at Hobart's Prince of Wales Bay, the 315 ft. (96 m) vessel entered service this past May.
Milenium offers a total of 330 truck lane meters at 3.1 x 4.3 m clear height, making it suitable for heavy road transport vehicles, and 370 car lane meters at 2.3 x 2.1 m.
The vessel's control station is equipped with the most innovative electronic, navigation and communication equipment to comply with High Speed Craft Code Sea Area 2, and an aft-facing docking console and television monitors cancel out the necessity for bridge wings with their associated structural weight and windage.
Powered by four Ruston 20RK270 marine diesel engines developing in excess of 28,000 kW, the vessel's 20- cylinder engines drive transom-mounted steerable Lips 150D waterjets via Reintjes gearboxes. All four of Milenium's waterjets are designed for steering and reversing, while an independent hydraulic system in each hull controls the steering and reverse functions.
In a joint effort with Maritime Dynamics, Incat has developed a fully integrated Ride Control System, which is comprised of transom mounted trim tabs and a new retractable T-Foil located at the aft end of the centerbow.
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