Partnership ensures system supply
Unique in many ways, aside from being an 84m trimaran, the vessel and yard team were specific in the anchoring arrangement and gear required.
The owner had been using a pair of Manson Anchors, from Bowmaster’s sister company, for 10 years on an existing vessel and wanted the same quality and performance of Manson Anchors on the new vessels.
Bowmaster had just finished equipping the new-build 46m catamaran shadow vessel by the same client with a set of 430kg HHP Manson Hiding Anchors and full pocket/ scratch plate design and build, and a variety of additional deck hardware.
Bowmaster employed their usual methodology to the build with very satisfactory and satisfying results.
The design team at Bowmaster spent a lot of time in preliminary design getting the shape of the pockets correct. They had to cross a chine, and the yard also wanted an SHHP set of 817kg anchors of a style of anchor (flat baseplate to allow flush fitment with the hull) which required Bowmaster to get a whole new type of anchor DNV approved.
The very narrow shape of the bow meant that building two separate scratch plates and a rubbing strake was not possible so the Bowmaster team suggested a new concept, to build a bow module in duplex stainless steel, fully sealed & water tight.
This module acted as the anchor scratch plate and also incorporated a stem cutwater module. The module was to be mechanically fixed to the aluminum hull with a layer of flexible epoxy adhesive, poured after final fitment and alignment to the faired hull.