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New Norman R. Wright & Sons vessel

Queensland based Norman R. Wright & Sons have launched MV Tamoya for the Great Barrier Reef Joint Field Management Program.

The 17-metre aluminium Patrol, Research and Infrastructure Support Catamaran is custom-designed and built and will service the Whitsundays and beyond from its homeport of Airlie Beach. 

Tamoya will be used on patrol operations, dive support operations, marine infrastructure installation and maintenance and island park management, with the vessel demonstrating the ability of boating manufacturers to construct high quality commercial vessels.

The new vessel will operate independently for up to 10 days away from port with up to seven people onboard, at a range of 500 NM at a cruising speed of 20 knots due to the twin MAN i6-850 engines.

Norman R. Wright & Sons were selected through a tender process to manage the design and construction, with the manufacturer also constructing the 24-metre Patrol Catamaran Reef Resilience for the same client. 

Overlooking the sea from the controls 

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