Yanmar In The Falkland Islands
Barrus dealer French Marine Motors based in Brightlingsea has worked with the Falkland Island Company (F.I.C) on a project to repower the vessel Speedwell, a Halmatic 40.
The Falkland Islands Company was granted its Royal Charter in 1852, and since then has been supplying the Falkland Islands with a wide range of essential services. Speedwell is being used for patrol and piloting duties and also operates as a workboat for crew changes and on tourist boat trips to see the penguins.
“The enquiry from the F.I.C. originally came into Barrus as they were looking to replace Speedwell’s existing ageing Volvo Penta TAM63L engines. We suggested twin Yanmar 6LYA370 engines that were de-rated to 300hp@3000rpm,” commented Mike French, Proprietor of French Marine Motors.
“Speedwell is now in operation and the F.I.C. has reported that they are delighted with the smooth and quiet running of the new Yanmar engines,” Mike concluded.
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