Monday 1st October 2018
Andy Page, Managing Director, Chartwell Marine, speaks to Stevie Knight at Maritime Journal on the challenges and rewards that hybridisation of vessels will bring to the commercial marine industry, explaining that in response to the broadening market demand Chartwell has developed not just one, but two hybrid vessel variants.
“The first is the brand-new Chasewell monohull, aimed mainly at the pilot and patrol boat market: the initial model is a 9m model presently under build at Wight Shipyard, although there are 11m, 14m, 15m and 18m designs with the potential for scaling up even further.
Inside, the propulsion is a reasonably straightforward parallel hybrid, engaged by a clutch. “This leaves the mechanical drive train intact, giving traditional maritime pilots the comfort of knowing there’s extra redundancy and that the propeller is directly coupled to the shaft,” said Page.”
Full article can be found here: https://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/power-and-propulsion/hybrids-more-than-a-change-in-the-engine-room