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Camarc Fire boat designs range from 9m up to 20m. Our 15m design is built in aluminium alloy. Propulsion waterjets for speeds up to 40 Knots for rapid response vessels. Speed with seakeeping ability is the hallmark of our designs.Fire fighting equipment installed to meet the operator's needs.
Length (over fenders): 14.95m
Length waterline: 12.6m
Beam overall: 4.6m
Speed: 40 knots
|Vessel name:||15m Fire and Rescue Boat|
|Vessel condition:||New Build|
|Vessel type:||Fire and Rescue|
|Builder:||Loca Engineering Norway|
|Model:||15m Fire Boat|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Caterpillar C18 747bkW @ 2300RPM|
|Drive type:||Water jet|
|Cruising Speed:||40 Knots|
|Length over all:||14.95m|
|Length at waterline:||12.60m|
|Hull type:||Deep Vee|
The waterjets are Ultrajet UJ410 water jets.
Propulsion shaft c/w bulkhead seal
The propulsion shaft runs from the waterjet to the marine gearbox. The shaft arrangement must include a
flexible coupling to allow for movement of flexibly mounted marine gear box.
The marine gearbox is a ZF500 model parallel offset gearbox. Ratio to be advised by Ultra Jet. The
gearbox is close coupled to the main engine. The main engine and gearbox are supported on flexible
The main engine is a Caterpillar C18 747bkW @ 2300RPM. The main engines will simultaneously power
the waterjets and the fire pumps. Engine RPM when the vessel is in the pumping mode shall be carefully
considered, to ensure sufficient available power, and to comply with equipment suppliers
An appraisal of the pumping capacities of similar sized fast response fire boats was conducted. Fast
response fire boats in North America tend to have total pumping capacities of between 950 and 1400m3/hr.
Fast response boats in Europe tend to have a much smaller pumping capacity of between 120 and
Fire pump capacities are typically quoted at 10 Bar pressure– this pressure is required for most monitors to
perform properly and develop greatest water throw distances.
The aim for this vessel is to aim towards a higher pumping capacity. As the vessel is high performance, it is
weight sensitive and not every pump with the required capacity is suitable.
Potential pump models are:
(a) Hale 8FG series which are rated at 685m3/hr at 10.5Bar; 261kg
(b) Darley ZSP 2500-3000 rated at 685m3/hr at 11.5Bar; 278kg
Enquiries are ongoing with CounterFire Ltd in the UK for an alternative pump.
Pumps, depending on the particular model, may require a gearbox to (a) alter RPM from engine output
RPM, and (b) alter rotation direction. The Hale and Darley pumps described above both include gearboxes
with a range of ratios available.
The pumps will be located as low as practical in the vessel to reduce suction lift and to reduce length of
The vessel will be equipped with 4 off fire monitors in total; 2 manual fire monitors on the aft deck port &
starboard, and 2 remote controlled fire monitors, 1 on the wheelhouse roof and 1 on the foredeck. Each of
the monitors has a 4” inlet. See schematic drawing for positions.
Remote Controlled Fire Monitors:
The remote controlled monitors are required to have a capacity of 450m3/hr each. There are
various manufacturers of remote controlled monitors including Akron, Angus, Skum & Elkhart.
Elkhart produce the lightest high capacity monitors – the Elkhart 8294 weighs 26kg. It is
recommended that these monitors have adjustable nozzles to alter the spray pattern produced.
Manual Fire Monitors:
The manual monitors are required to have a capacity of 230m3/hr each. Again various options
exist. The Akron Gemini 3471 has hand-wheels for directional control and weighs 34kg. Various
nozzle options exist.
Details of the equipment offered by TAG Marine is done in good faith but cannot be guaranteed.
Nor can we warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.
A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.
All equipment is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Our offers are standard valid for 30 days.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.