Powertrain Testing with Coastal Workboats

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CFCM Research Assistants Soroosh Kianmehr & Jack Shanahan had an exciting time testing a new-build vessel from Coastal Workboats. The boat, named GUGH, was built by Coastal Workboats for Isles of Scilly Steamship Group.

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group (ISSG) has launched a new freight vessel, Gugh, which recently completed its inaugural journey from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. Designed to transport freight directly to shore, Gugh can carry up to 50 tonnes of cargo and 12 passengers. This vessel is part of ISSG’s fleet expansion and vessel replacement project, with two additional vessels set to enter service in 2026.

CFCM measured the power output to the prop shafts onboard GUGH, building the basis for some exciting future projects working with Coastal Workboats.

09/05/2024: After installing our equipment we were able to join for its first test on the water, where she gracefully sailed down the canal from Gabriel’s Wharf along to Turf Locks.

10/05/2024: We started the measurement process during the vessels ‘maiden voyage’ at sea, where CFCM accompanied their powertrain testing equipment for the journey to Dartmouth.

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