Skip to main content

RAL DESIGNS BOATS FOR MOORING LINE HANDLING

RAL DESIGNS BOATS FOR MOORING LINE HANDLING

Thursday, April 15, 2021 

Two RAmbler 1200-SX line-boats built by Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey for Scottish company Targe Towing, to a design by Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) are now on their way to Leith, Scotland.

The all-steel line boats are 11.95m long, 5.5m wide, and draw 2m of water. The air draught is only 3m in order to pass under ships’ mooring lines. Power is by two QSB6.7 Cummins engines rated 224 kW, ZF 286 gears, and 31in propellers in nozzles giving a speed of 10 knots and 6.5 tons bollard pull.

The boats have single chine CFD proven hulls with fin keel for maximum manoeuvrability. Designed to Lloyd’s Special Service Craft rules as well as British Workboat Code, they are robust and seaworthy with ample stability for line-boat service. The mast and radar fold down to reduce overhead clearance.

The wheelhouse has near-360° visibility and is fitted out with a control console, an passenger facilities for up to 12 personnel. The boats are equipped with three large lifting lugs for a 3-point hoisting system which was used to load them onto a transport ship for delivery to the UK.

Reader Comments (0)

There are currently no comments on this article. Why not be the first and leave your thoughts below.

Leave Your Comment

Please keep your comment on topic, any inappropriate comments may be removed.

Return to index