Full Lloyds Classification approval for Clements Engineering.

Clements Engineering have been working closely with customer Arklow Marine Services who are based in Ireland on their latest new build, Spirit of Rathlin, to design and manufacture a complete stern gear package including both rudders.   Each part of the stern gear package including the pair of 5 bladed hyperform propellers and set of spares, have been built to full Lloyds classification approval.

The Spirit of Rathlin is a 27m steel twin screw passenger ferry which will operate between Ballycastle, Co Antrim and Rathlin Island.  The vessel, which will operate all year round, can carry up to 140 passengers and 6 cars or an articulated truck.   Rathlin Island is Northern Irelands only inhabited off shore island situated 5 miles North of Ballycastle and twelve miles West of Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre.

The Spirit of Rathlin has a service speed of 9.5knots and is currently undergoing sea trials, with delivery to the customer expected in the next few weeks.  All of the stern gear package has been designed and manufactured at Clements Engineering’s facilities in Bedfordshire, including the casting in their own foundry.

Clements Engineering will be exhibiting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, 15-17 November, where the team will be on hand to discuss all your stern gear and propulsion requirements.  They can be found on stand 03.221.