June 29, 2013
THE CONCORDE OF THE SEAS
The fastest ferry on the planet with jet engines that propel over 1000 passengers and 150 cars at 67 MPH
The Rio de la Plata estuary between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay, is about to welcome an incredibly fast and luxurious new arrival.
A 99-metre long 'Wave Piercing Catamaran' will soon be whizzing up to 1024 passengers and 150 cars between the two cities at a maximum speed of 58.1 knots, or 67 mph.
And the manufacturers of the 450-tonne ferry say that is it 'certainly the fastest ship in the world.
FRANCISCO THROWS DOWN THE GAUNLET
Vessel | Launch and Delivery
Boasting a speed more commonly associated with high-end patrol and rescue RIBs, the recently delivered, 99m loa dual-fuel wave-piercing catamaran Francisco has certainly raised the bar when it comes to talk of ‘fast ferries’ – if not having completely subverted notions concerning
speed and size.
Inspired partly by warship performance, partly by the lucrative benefits of LNG as a
cost-efficient, SOx-free fuel, the end result is one of the fastest vessels in the world, and
certainly the fastest within its sector. The vessel was commissioned – from builder Incat Tasmania and fellow Tasmanian architect Revoluton Design – by Latin American ferry operator Buquebus and will operate on the River Plate, ferrying up to 1,000 passengers and 150 cars between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, in neighbouring Uruguay.
SEACOAT TO SUPPLY HULL COATING FOR JHSV
The Maritime Executive
July 24, 2010
Seacoat Technology, LLC Houston Texas has been awarded the contract to supply the underwater hull coating system for the JHSV (Joint High Speed Vessel).
According to Austal USA, Seacoat’s novel SEA-SPEED V5 hard film Siloxane Foul Release coating technology was chosen over soft silicone coatings “due to it’s superior durability, reduced weight, and foul release properties that where well matched with the intended use of the Joint High Speed Vessel Mission Parameters”.
JHSV is a joint use platform to be operated by both the United States Army and Navy for transporting troops and equipment at high speeds in excess of 35 knots.
SEACOAT WINS CONTRACT FOR JHSV HULL COATING
Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings
July 6, 2010
Seacoat Technology LLC said it has been awarded the contract to supply the underwater hull coating system for the JHSV (Joint High Speed Vessel).
Seacoat, based in Houston, said its SEA-SPEED V5 hard-film siloxane foul-release coating technology was chosen for the JHSV based on the coating’s superior durability, reduced weight, and foul-release properties.
JHSV is a joint-use platform to be operated by the U.S. Army and Navy for transporting troops and equipment and supporting humanitarian relief efforts, with operation at high speeds in excess of 35 knots.
Seacoat Technology is a manufacturer of high-performance silicone foul-release coatings for use on container ships, tankers, cruise ships, yachts, and smaller vessels.
Austal USA was awarded the contract to build the first three JHSVs as part of a 10-vessel program valued at up to $2 billion.
Austal said construction of JHSV 1 “Spearhead” is currently under way at Austal’s U.S. facility in Mobile, Ala. Construction of JHSV 2 is scheduled to begin in September, with building of JHSV 3 to begin in mid-2011. The company says the JHSV is similar to the Austal-built WestPac Express operated by the U.S. Marines for the past eight years.
SEACOAT UNDERSTANDS “THE NEED FOR SPEED”
HOUSTON— Seacoat Technology, LLC takes Siloxane technology to the next level in non-toxic marine coatings.
Seacoat introduced its SEA-SPEED V3 hard film Siloxane foul release coating in January 2005 with much success. SEA-SPEED V3 was christened and tested by Millennium Super Yachts, one of the leading designers and manufactures of luxury mega-yachts.
SEA-SPEED V3 positively impacted the performance of the M/Y “The World Is Not Enough.” In terms of additional speed and fuel economy.
SeaCoat Technology, LLC is focused on the development of high performance coatings that provide New Generation solutions. SeaCoat products deliver high-tech functionality that is not only economical and efficient, but also superior in terms of environmental and health qualities, meeting tomorrow’s environmental needs and performance requirements today in the Marine, Energy and waste water industries.
Whether you are trying to break a speed record or improve the bottom line by streamlining operating cost, Seacoat is the answer.
SEACOAT TECHNOLOGY, LLC WEIGHS IN WITH SEA-SPEED V3
“The next generation in marine foul release technology”
HOUSTON— Seacoat Technology, LLC introduces its SEA-SPEED V3 hard film foul release bottom paint to the commercial, military and pleasure craft marine markets.
SEA-SPEED V3 is the latest evolution in siloxane (silicone) based non-toxic coatings for underwater hulls. Over the past several years SEA-SPEED V1 & V2 have proven themselves ashighly durable and cost effective alternatives to soft silicone and toxic ablative and self polishing bottom paints.
SEA-SPEED product line has been the product of choice for three years for the U.S. Navy MARK V Special Operations Craft used by Navy SEALS.SEA-SPEED was chosen for the new SURC (Riverinecraft) used by the United States Marine Corps.
SeaCoat Technology, LLC is focused on the development of high performance coatings that
provide New Generation solutions. SeaCoat products deliver high-tech functionality that is not only economical and efficient, but also superior in terms of environmental and health qualities, meeting tomorrow’s environmental needs and performance requirements today in the marine, energy and waste water industries.
Seacoat has your bottom covered with enhanced performance for pleasure craft as well as commercial and cruise ships.