Vosper Thornycroft VT

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€ 10,000,000
United Kingdom
Boat Description

Designer: Vosper Thornycroft
Boat kind: powerboat / mega yacht (motor)
Location: Great Britain
Cabins: 24
Hull material: steel boat

Technical data
Length: 98 m (321.5 feet)
Beam / draft: 22 / 2.70 m
No. of toilets: 24

Engine: MTU 16V4000
Engine power: 2 x 11,160 hp (8,208 kW)
Fuel: diesel
Cruis. speed: 12 kn
Max. speed: 16 kn

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The Triton trimaran research ship has been designed and tested to the exacting standards of the British Royal Navy, being a demonstrator ship for the Royal Navy’s state of the art frigates. The Triton is the world’s largest motor-powered, triple-hulled vessel with a length of 90 metres.

QinetiQ formerly DERA, (the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency) funded the design and manufacture of this vessel, to be used to quantify the structural and sea-keeping performance of the trimaran. In August 1998 the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded a contract to Vosper Thornycroft to construct the trimaran. The RV Triton was launched in May 2000 and delivered in August 2000. Triton then began a two-year risk reduction trials program for the UK MoD and the US Department of Defense.

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 as well as the 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 with an output of 2,080kW each.

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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.
2 x Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E
Sperry Gyrocompass
Litton Marine Systems SR 180 MK 1 Gyrocompass
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
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
Nauticast AIS
Thomas Gunn Barometer
Magnetic compass Jupiter BSH4612
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
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.
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
Ten Horn Winches electric hydraulic anchor winch
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

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.
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.