Freja is a purpose built GRP monohull launched in 2002.

The vessel has dimensions of 12.0m by 3.6m and draft 1.2m providing a shallow drafted and stable working platform and can be transported by road. The choice of main engines and specialist gearboxes provides the vessel with the ability to cruise comfortably and economically at up to 25 knots whilst also being able to run for extended periods at very low speed. Low speed running is controlled by electronic trolling valves which allow the engines to run at normal operating speed whilst the propeller speed is reduced to the required level. This gives the ability to control the vessel at speeds down to as low as 1 knot if required.

Freja has a single working deck, the layout of which is relatively conventional. The rear working area incorporates a transom gate and overhanging platform to allow easy access onto the vessel and for deployment and recovery of survey equipment. Other deck equipment includes a dedicated variable speed side scan sonar winch, davit and custom built pivoting over-the-side mounts for the deployment of over side sensors.

Freja is fitted with an integrated 6.5kVa single phase diesel generator that runs from one of the main fuel tanks. The electrical system incorporates an intelligent 3500W inverter / charger and UPS unit with separate isolation transformer and voltage smoother for protection and efficient running of the survey equipment. All equipment and PC based systems are also protected by dedicated UPS systems mounted in the base of each equipment rack.

Safety equipment carried on board complies with the MCA code of practice for small work boats (SCV Code) and is supplemented by a full complement of immersion suits for all onboard. Freja carries Category 2 certification under the SCV code allowing her to carry 6 persons up to 60 miles from a safe haven on a 24 hour basis. An 8 man life raft with hydrostatic release and 406 MHz EPIRB are carried onboard.


Length overall(hull) 12.0m (39’4”)
Beam 3.6m (11’10”)
Draft 1.4m (4’6”)
Weight 12,800 Kg
Maximum Speed 55 km/h (28 kts)
Economical Cruising Speed 46 kph (22 kts)
Maximum Range 850 km (450nm)
Propulsion 2x Yanmar 370h.p. 6 cylinder diesels.
Operating Code Cat 2 – 60 miles from safe haven day or night
Max Personnel 6
Fuel Capacity 2000 litres (440 gal)
CONSTRUCTION
Extremely high Build Specification to the Nordic Boat Standards.
Hand laid GRP.
Isophtalic gelcoat and polyester resin.
Fully moulded gunwhales.
Frames, stringers and stiffeners.
Fully moulded D tendering.
60 mm thick deck made from balsa sandwich and laminated with 5mm layup each side.
All deck fittings, including: Cleats, fairleads, sampson post, gunwhale protection strips in S/S, hull protection plates, deck working lights, Navigation lights, Anchor and chain including stowage box.
All Stainless steel railings around working deck, aluminium pulpit, safety handrailings around wheelhouse canopy.
COMPONENTS
Trolling valve.
Hydraulic steering.
Flap rudder system.
Trim tabs.
24V battery banks to run all systems.
Automatic fire extiguishing system for engine room.
Extinguishers for other compartments manual.
Deck wash pump from main engine.
Fuel tank 900 litres.
Annodes.
Antifouling below waterline.
Water heater from main engine.
Navigation lights.
Alarm system.
Anchors and chain in wheelhouseand cabin. Lifebuoy.
Safety handrails.
EXTRAS
The only extras will be your electronics package which we will fit free of charge.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Lifeboat

Three watertight compartments fitted with electronic and manual bilge pumps.
Large 5 cubic metre fish hold.
Engine room large enough to get all the way around the engine for servicing and maintenance with access housing the electrical panel for the working deck gear, emergency stop and shutdown for the engine including air ventilation shutters for increased efficiency.
Spacious wheelhouse, fully lined out, with very high quality seating for skipper and mate, fully moulded (New design) console in walnut, housing all the engine control guages, special arrangement for the alarms , all on one panel, for ease and safety Fully moulded deck head which houses the VHF , alarm panel, CD player or radio/cassette, Steering Compass Contest 130.

12mm thick laminated windows with wipers
All electrical systems run in conduit and beautifully accessible control panels.

Fully fitted out with teak joinery and lined with dukur and teppi (high quality Carpet and Vinyl).
2/3 full sized bunks.
W.C. on working deck or in engine room.
Galley with sink, cooker and microwave 24V. Cupboards and storage.
Table and seating.

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