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Optimus

The Seahorse HDPE workboat Optimus Landing Craft is the workboat archetype of the ‘multi-purpose vessel’. It offers a versatile design with a bow ramp or access platform that can be lowered dock side, or direct onto the beach or uneven shorelines. The hull design balances the depth of the chine and dead rise without compromising its ability to get onto plane, keeping the crew dry when laden or empty. The bow ramp can be the full width of the vessel bow or simply a passenger access platform.

The hull design balances the depth of the chine and dead rise without compromising its ability to get onto plane, keeping the crew dry when laden or empty.  Whether the hull shape is a shallow-V, deep-V or flat-bottom hull, the vessel can access the shoreline or landing area in all water conditions while maintaining performance.

 The bow ramp is designed not to take water when fully laden.  It can be the full width of the vessel bow, or simply a passenger access platform.

The hull design balances the depth of the chine and dead rise without compromising its ability to get onto plane, keeping the crew dry when laden or empty.  Whether the hull shape is a shallow-V, deep-V or flat-bottom hull, the vessel can access the shoreline or landing area in all water conditions while maintaining performance.

The bow ramp is designed not to take water when fully laden.  It can be the full width of the vessel bow, or simply a passenger access platform.

The capability of the Optimus Landing Craft to adapt to multiple purposes makes it a true commercial workboat;

  •  carry plant equipment, ATVs, cargo, vehicles and trailers that can be moved without a crane,
  • an oil recovery or firefighting vessel,

  • a commercial dive and / or hydrographic survey boat,

  • a water taxi with wheelchair and bicycle access,

  • commercial passenger inter-Islands ferry that allows embarkation / disembarkation via a bow ramp direct onto the beach or harbour side, alongside options with removable seating to accommodate a vehicle and / or cargo,

  • a livestock transport vessel that can safely and securely transport cattle and sheep,

  • a leisure day trip vessel which may include equipment for water and land activities i.e. scuba diving, small dinghy’s, BBQs, wilderness camping etc,

  • an invaluable disaster relief vessel when port infrastructure has been devastated allowing aid to be transported and delivered direct onto the shoreline.

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