Dometic Marine has supplied its VCD self-contained air conditioning systems to two new-build vessels built by pilot boat and workboat builder Goodchild Marine, the HVAC specialist announced today (Tuesday 22nd May) at Seawork International. Goodchild Marine’s new ORC 171P Fast Pilot Craft have both been installed with Dometic Marine’s Marine Air Direct Expansion equipment, providing each vessel with 24,000 BTUs of cooling capacity for the wheelhouse accommodation areas.
Launched to the UK market at this year’s Seawork International, Goodchild Marine’s new 171P Fast Pilot Craft have been built for Estuary Services Ltd and will be based in Ramsgate and Sheerness, providing the boarding and landing service in the southern Thames estuary and Southern North Sea for the PLA and Peel Ports Medway pilots. Crew comfort was paramount during the design of the vessels, which led to integration of an acoustically separate wheelhouse and suspended seating for all crew, as well as the introduction of air conditioning on-board.
“Crew comfort has been a priority throughout the design of the ORC series and in-line with this modern innovative design we wanted to install new air conditioning equipment,” comments Alan Goodchild, Director, Goodchild Marine. “Dometic Marine offers a wide range of HVAC systems so were immediately able to satisfy our brief. The company also has a hands-on approach to customer support, with a global network to provide service virtually anywhere in the world.”
Dometic Marine provides an extensive range of HVAC and sanitation systems which have been specifically designed for the commercial marine, workboat and military markets. For further information please visit Dometic Marine at stand A19 during Seawork International, 22nd – 24th May 2012 or visit www.dometic.com.
For further information about Goodchild Marine, please visit www.goodchildmarine.co.uk.