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Circa 950 Multi-Role Research Vessel


Project Overview

The project required meticulous planning and collaboration between our design team and the client to meet the stringent design brief.



Design Brief

The vessel had to meet the following requirements:

·       Length: No longer than 9.5m

·       Large working deck with in-floor tie-down points, side and transom gates

·       UAV/ROV recovery, mounting, and support points for various scientific equipment

·       Removable seating and storage for dive operations


Key Features
The vessel had to meet the following requirements:

·       Custom-built mounting points for hi-tech scientific equipment

·       Enclosed cabin with: Multitude of electrical outputs and data cables

·       Racking for easy access to scientific equipment

·       Gen set installed under the helm seat

·       Fwd cabin with storage and small toilet

·       Welded-in threaded tie-down points in the cockpit floor

·       Removable seating for dive operations

·       Additional Structure designed for launch and retrieval by the ship's existing lifting infrastructure



Vessel Particulars

·       LOA: 9.35m

·       Beam: 3.00m

·       Draft: 0.5m

·       Fuel capacity: 700 liters

·       Freshwater capacity: 100 liters

·       Top speed: 40 knots

·       Cruise speed: 28 knots



·       Engines: Twin Yamaha F200

·       Steering: Yamaha Helm Master and Autopilot

·       Stabilizers: Seakeeper Ride 525

·       Bow Thruster: Sleipner SEP50

·       Toilet: Cartridge

·       Windows & Doors: Seamac Aluminium

·       Side gates: Circa

·       Seating: Circa


Electrical System

·       12V DC & 230V AC

·       Batteries: Mastervolt Lithium

·       Switching: BEP Breaker panels

·       Generator: Fischer Panda 5000i Neo

·       AC: Dometic DTG6



·       Nav System: Furuno TZT16F MFD + FI70 x 2

·       AIS: Furuno FA-70 Class B

·       Comms: Furuno VHF & iCom UHF

·       Monitoring: Masterbus



The Circa 950 Multi-Role Research Vessel is a testament to our design team's expertise and commitment to delivering high-quality vessels that meet the most demanding requirements. We are proud to have been a part of this project and look forward to future collaborations.


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