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2000 Vosper Thornycroft VT

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

$11,036,000

The Triton trimaran research ship was a technology demonstrator ship for the Royal Navy’s future surface combatant (FSC) frigate requirement, due to enter service from 2013 and replace the Type 23 frigates. Triton is the world’s largest motor powered trimaran (triple-hulled) vessel, with a length of 90m and beam of 22m. QinetiQ (formerly DERA, the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency) funded the design and manufacture of the vessel, to be used to quantify the structural and seakeeping performance of the trimaran. In August 1998, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded a contract to Vosper Thornycroft to construct the trimaran, RV Triton was launched in May 2000 and delivered in August 2000. Triton then began a two-year risk reduction trials programme for the UK MoD and the US Department of Defense.

The vessel's three parallel hulls are reflected in her name which refers to the maritime god Triton who carried the three-pronged spear, the trident. The outriggers are thinner and much shorter than the dominant central hull.

In January 2005, Triton was sold to Gardline Marine Sciences, a UK company based in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Triton was used for hydrographic survey work for the civil hydrography programme (CHP) on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The vessel was fitted with a sensor suite which includes the Kongsberg Simrad EM1002 multibeam echo-sounder, a GPS attitude / heading system, surface navigation and ultra-short baseline sub-surface acoustic tracking system, Gardline Voyager5 integrated survey system and Caris post-processing system. The vessel was enhanced by Gardline by installing a bowthrust unit, additional accommodation and survey equipment facilities. In 2009, two new MTU engines were fitted; MTU 16v 4000 M40B. Output 2,080kW each.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $11,036,000
Tax Status: Not Paid
Boat Name: TRITON
Make: Vosper Thornycroft
Model: VT
Year: 2000
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Vosper Thornycroft
Designer: Vosper Thornycroft
Construction: Steel
Range: 13,256.98 mi

Dimensions

Length: 321 ft
Length Overall: 321'6 ft
Beam: 73 ft
Max Draft: 9'1 ft
Min Draft: 9'10 ft
Single Berths: 48
Cabins Count: 24

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MTU
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Electric
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MTU
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Type: Electric
Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Maximum Speed: 16 kn

Other

Heads Count: 6
Drive Type: Other
Boat Class: Motor Yachts

Contact

Tim Quinlan
Ocean Independence

Office

Ocean Independence (Europe)
Seestrasse 39 Kuesnacht
Zurich, CH, 8700
Tel:+44 207 381 7600
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Propulsion

Diesel electric system
2 x MTU 16V 4000M40B; Power output per Engine 2080Kw.
Propelled by 3500Kw high speed electric motors (1200rpm max).
Note vessel is equipped with a spare third MTU power unit which requires a zero hour rebuild.
She is also equipped with a large amount of spares to minimise disruption when deployed.

The Triton has a fuel capacity of 336T of this 300T is useable.

@12knts, 7.5T/day, 288nm/day = 40days and 11520nm range.

@ 15knts,12T/day 360nm/day = 25days and 9000nm range.

 

Paint Job

Triton is currently painted in Navy grey and the finish is not a filled and faired superyacht finish.

Communication and Navigation

The Triton is fitted with a ‘state of the art’ integrated
navigation system.
Her comprehensive communication suite provides all statutory communications as well as advanced communications through UHF, Satellite and email.

Radar’s
2 x Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E

Sperry Gyrocompass
Litton Marine Systems SR 180 MK 1 Gyrocompass

Anemometer
Walker 7070 Wind Data

PA System phonTECH communication SPA 1501

Navtex ICS Electronics Ltd Nav 5 GMDSS Navtex Receiver

Hand held radios
1 x Motorola GP340 (VHF)
4 x Motorola GP328 (UHF)

Echo Sounder Skipper GDS 101

GMDSS Radios
1 x Sailor SP3520 VHF (Handheld)
2 x Sperry Marine SP3110 VHF (Handheld)

HF Radio
Litton Marine Systems Sperry HC4500 MF/HF Control Unit

Sat-C
2 x Thrane and Thrane Sailor TT-3606E Message Terminal
2 x Thrane and Thrane Sailor Printer

GPS Display
2 x Litton LMX400
1 x Leica MX412

AIS
Nauticast AIS

Thomas Gunn Barometer

Magnetic compass Jupiter BSH4612

Electrical

Alternators:
Main: 2 x AVK, 3 phase, 6600V@ 1800rpm;
Power output 2500kVA.

Harbour gen set: Cummins KTA 19 G 3; Power output
510kW @ 1800rpm.
Emergency: Cummins 6 BT 59 GZ; Power output
120kW @ 1800rpm.

Main Propulsion:
HMA power systems HPD-M 4100KVA (Panel)
Motor – HMA WK212 HB-06 (Power 3500KW) 1800v

Mechanical

Auxiliary Propulsion:
Schottel LGB 200, thruster units on side hulls
Propelled by 2 x 350Kw, 440V, 3 phase motors
Propeller type: Fixed Pitch (RH)

Rudder Type: Spade

Bow Thruster: 240Kw

Air Condition and Refrigeration Machineries
Main AC system - Sabro Year: 2007, Type: SMC 106 S,
Motor Brook Hansen, Year: 99, 4 kW, 1765 rpm, 44V, 75 Amp, 60 Hz.
AC compressdor; Make: Bitzer, Type: 4 PCS – 10.2 Y,
3 phase, 440V, 60 Hz, 21 Amp, 1750 rpm, 58.5 M3/h.
Fridge Compressors
No1; Make: Bitzer, 3 phase, 440V, 60 Hz, 21Amp. 1750 rpm, 58.5 M3/h.

 

Deck

The Triton has 3 main deck areas:
Forward Deck, Flight Deck, Mooring Deck.
All these areas provide a flexible layout with a complete range of power supplies available.
170m2 Forward Deck
275m2 Flight Deck
Clearance for helicopter operations.
Fixing points for 7 20ft ISO containers
120m2 Mooring Deck
Forward Deck Power Supplies
1 x 125A 440v 3ph
2 x 63A440v 3ph
2 x 63A 110v 1ph
Flight Deck Power Supplies
1 x 200KVA Pulse Power Supply
1 x 125A 440v 3ph
2 x 63A 440v 3ph
1 x 32A 240v 1ph
2 x 63A 110v 1ph
Mooring Deck Power Supplies
Domestic 240v 1ph 1 x 16A 110v 1ph
Main supplies available from Flight Deck

Deck Machinery

Windlass
Ten Horn Winches electric hydraulic anchor winch
Capstan
Ten Horn Winches electric capstan
Tender Heave Davit Port Norsafe SWL: 6.5, Year: 05/10,
Tender Davit Stbd Norsafe SWL: 6.5, Year: 05/10,
Tender Davits’ Stabilizer Rams

Tender boats; Z91 & Z92
Norsafe, (currently removed)
Model: Magnum 850.
Engines: Yanmar, Model: 6LPA-STP2
Boat displacement, approx. 4.95T (laden)

Rescue boat Davit
Davit system: rescue boat/liferaft handling,
Life Raft Davit STBD FWD - 1.7T (SWL) – Global Davit
STBD AFT 2.1T (SWL) – Global Davit
PORT AFT- 2.1T (SWL) –Global Davit

Galley

Full service professional galley with walk in pantry and cold room and further provisioning store forward. There are numerous fridges and freezers.
The galley is adjacent to the dining room which seats approximately 24 persons and a crew lounge.
There is a seperate laundry adjacent to the gyro room.
Aft is an officers lounge

Tender and Toys

2 x Norsafe Magnum 850 fitted with Yanmar 6LPA diesel engine
Not currently on board
There is deck space to accommodate a number of different tender and toy configurations including large chase and sailing yachts if required.
The SYS 300 mini submarine can easily be accommodated using existing davits supplied.

Flying

275m2 Flight Deck
Clearance for helicopter operations.
We have also investigated the option for providing a covered hanger for aircraft if required.

Diving Gear

The Triton is fitted with a sonar acces port under the waterline which could be reconfigured to provide a moon pool.
There is capacity on board to fit out a complete dive centre with hyperbaric chamber and a full suite of dive equipment.

Other Facilities

The Bridge is very capacious and has almost 360 degree vision.
A full helicopter night and day opertation comms and weather suite can be easily fitted to provide all weather day and night operations for larger helicopters if required.

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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