24m Exploration HeliCat pachoud.co.nz/
Due to launch in 2015 this innovative vessel is full of unique features that insure a high level of autonomy with a range in excess of 2500 NM. The helicopter deck has a sliding landing pad for maximum clearance when landing as well as a 500g refueling facility. While the vessel is purposely suited to suit a range of smaller machines she will be launched with a Hughes MD500. Obstructions such as the radar arch slide forward for optimal clearance during take off and landing.
This vessel also sports a custom landing craft tender that will transport 2 Honda 230 motorbikes which are handled with a dedicated crane system discreetly built in to the aft deck overhead. For non motorised exploration there are two Hobie Triaks stored in the transom face locker and easily launched with the hydraulic tender platform.
The interior is based around a sumptuous main deck stateroom with an additional three guest cabins and crew cabin below. Power will be by 2 MAN R6 800s