ARMÓN-CONSTRUCTED SHADOWCAT VESSELS
Multi-Award Winning Hodor
Delivered in 2019, 66m M/Y Hodor was the first SHADOWCAT vessel to be delivered, a move that introduced renowned naval architect and engineering from Incat Crowther’s catamaran capability to the yacht
industry. With YCTS supplying the project management and technical consultation.
Hodor’s platform offers incredible amounts of deck and storage space, flexibility, stability, efficiency and capability. It also ensures a stable platform for the safe transfer of guests from helicopter to the mothership, via tenders.
Carrying an astounding number of toys, facilities and personnel, Hodor is stocked with five tenders (the largest being 56’ / 17 metres in size), jet skis, quad bikes, a submarine garage, a helipad, a large complement of crew, staff and support equipment.
The tenders and submarine are flexibly located and can be launched from the upper and main decks; the upper deck via the two large knuckle boom cranes, on the main deck via twin beam cranes and the main feature of the vessel; the aft lifting platform for the 56-foot chase boat.
A portable davit on the fore deck facilitates the launch and recovery of the vessel’s ROV and can also be used for additional jet ski storage.
The helipad is fully certified and CAP437 compliant for helicopters of 6t and up to D-value of 16m including the Eurocopter EC145. A large reception room, finished to a yacht standard, sits forward of the helipad, allowing guests to be transferred in comfort between helicopters and tenders.
Dive equipment is fully integrated with compressors, NITROX and O2 facilities, as well as a hospital with decompression chamber.
Propulsion is provided by two main engines, giving a max speed of 22.5 knots, or long-range cruising at 14 knots up to 5500nm. The catamaran platform allows fuel savings of around 40 percent, affording the full vessel range with only 160,000 litres of diesel fuel.
The inherent stability of the catamaran does not require gyro or roll stabilizers whilst at rest. When underway, the vessel pitching motions are reduced by twin Humphree active interceptors on the stern.
Patton Marine’s Marine Surveyor, Tom Corness, inspected Hodor and said: “The quality of workmanship is exceptionally good for this commercial standard of vessel – it blends commercial and yacht standards perfectly to perform yacht support tasks.”