This new vessel has been technically developed and modified for operation in extreme weather conditions and is the first of its type to be built; the craft is being deployed in Arctic basins during oil exploration activities. The build was so specific that Delta could only use build materials specifically certified as suitable for use at extreme temperatures. Delta also had to ensure that systems were fully protected; not only for when the craft was underway but also for when housed on the davit and exposed to severe wind chill. As an example of the specific needs for this vessel, the Radar Scanner assembly is housed within a secondary heated radome.
Propelled by twin Yanmar 6LPA-STZP (315hp) driving Hamilton HJ264 waterjets through ZF63C gearboxes, it achieves a maximum speed is 30.0 knots and cruising speed 25.0 knots. Seating includes KAB 525 Suspension Seats for three and bench seating for 12. Safety equipment is to MCA LOALINE Exemption Equipment (UKOOA) and the special Arctic environment pack includes double glazed windows, heated front windows and wipers, dual heating systems, engine heating system and an upgraded electrical package.
The in-house manufacture of parts and products is an essential component in Delta’s success, giving it total control over the design and construction of every aspect of a Delta RIB. This in turn enables Delta to offer a wide degree of customisation, ensuring that each RIB ordered will exactly fulfil each client’s specific needs.
Delta’s extensive international client base now includes ERRV, Marine Police, Border Control, Customs & Excise, Navies, Special Forces, Coastguards, Search & Rescue services, Law enforcement agencies, Military and Port Authorities;