Next week at Seawork International show, Goodchild Marine will be exhibiting one of their latest launches, the first of three pilot boats built for Briggs Marine. The 17m Pilot vessel is called Kittiwake and following its successful sea trials, has gone into service in Liverpool. During the sea trials Kittiwake was smooth and quick in operation, making 28 knots at full speed.
For the Pilot vessel Clements Engineering supplied a full stern gear package which comprised of shaft brackets, stern tubes, shaft seals, couplings, rudders, and a pair of 5 blade propellers.
The design of the vessel allows for the boat to handle heavy seas in comfort and a fast service speed. The hull design has also meant a significant reduction in fuel consumption, which the smooth operation of the stern gear also contributes to.
Clements Engineering has worked with Goodchild for many years and look forward to working on future projects with them. Clements can be found at the Seawork International Exhibition in Southampton 13-15th June on stand PG81, and Kittiwake can be found on berth V36.