Vessels for the Big Boys
The PlateMaster team have a new challenge – 12M Catamarans a boat builders dream.
Allweld Manufacturing’s marine sector rightly named PlateMaster Aluminium Boats was given the opportunity to quote on a 12M Catamaran for Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay. After our presentation and a ride on one of our vessels the VMR team was convinced, PlateMastre was the winner to build the vessel for their rescue missions. This did take a few years to come to fruition but with the help of some welcomed funding from “Hand Heart Pocket”, VMR Hervey Bay were able to place the order for their new vessel “Rescue 1”. Working with a marine architect, Jon Patti from NAAUST (Naval Architects Australia) the design was finalised and ready to build. The build was completed in 2021 ready for the water testing. A ceremony was held for the naming of the vessel in Hervey Bay Marina in September 2021.
Read some wording from a testimonial letter from the Commodore:
“Since delivery, ‘Rescue 1’ has proven herself to be a highly capable vessel, in particular, in the role of conducting Medical Evacuations from K’Gari (Fraser Island). Allweld’s build of Rescue 1 has meant MRHB Skippers and crew can undertake these tasks with great confidence, and the patients are returned to the mainland safely, comfortably, and well looked after by Queensland Ambulance staff who are able to work in the well-constructed, laid-out and equipped cabin.
While the quality of work by Allweld is clearly evident to anyone who operates or rides on Rescue 1, another element of the quality from Allweld is not so obvious to a casual observer; that is their pride in their product and their dedication to their customer post-delivery. This family business’s stated goal is to be the very best they can be, and this shows in their after-sale service and desire to address any small issues, including instances where the customer might have shifted target on some features.
I would un-reservedly recommend Allweld Manufacturing as the company to turn to for top quality construction, finishing and support of complex builds. I would be pleased to discuss this further with potential customers should the need arise”.
Our next Vessel in build is another Rescue vessel for Volunteer Marine Rescue Gladstone, building a 12M Catamaran responsible for rescue missions generally from Cape Capricorn in the north, to Bustard Head in the south, and seaward to reef islands, but limited to 50 nautical miles off shore.
Call us to work through your project with Allweld Manufacturing, PlateMaster Aluminium Boats and Naval Architects Australia, we will design and deliver a vessel that exceeds your expectations.