STRATEGIC Marine has delivered its ninth fast crew boat for Centus Marine.

The two companies held a handover ceremony on 24 June for the 42-metre vessel, which is named Centus Nine.

Centus Nine completed sea trials in June. In the presence of an independent surveyor, the vessel achieved a service speed faster than 30 knots and a top speed faster than 31 knots in sea state conditions. The new vessel is propelled by three Cummins KTA50 engines.

The crew accommodation area features 12 berths in seven cabins. The main deck lounge can comfortably accommodate up to 100 personnel in recliner seats. The vessel also features dedicated luggage racks, a large, incorporated deck storage and wide walkways to facilitate crew transfer in demanding offshore conditions.

Strategic Marine CEO Chan Eng Yew said the vessel is the second delivered to Centus Marine this year and the fifth we have built under our new ownership.

“Despite the challenges of COVID restrictions, we have proved that meeting our customers’ requirements and schedules are front and centre of what we do with vessel construction proceeding extremely smoothly thanks to our team’s flexibility and hard work,” he said.

Strategic Marine is headquartered in Singapore and specialises in high-performance vessels for the commercial and government markets.

Strategic Marine started as Geraldton Boat Builders in 1984 in Western Australia, with a focus of building high-performance offshore fishing boats.