The hull of Waterdance’s new beamer Georgina of Ladram BM-100 is in the final stages of construction at the Ibis yard, and will soon be ready to be towed to Luyt in Den Oever for fitting out.
Georgina of Ladram’s design has been developed in close co-operation with Waterdance. It will have a 35.25 metre overall length, with an 8.70 metre breadth and a depth of 5.20 metres.
Luyt has developed the design in-house, in collaboration with Marimecs Marine Design & Engineering. Georgina of Ladram will have an electric ten-drum winch made by the Luyt yard, which will also supply the propeller and nozzle, and the main engine will be a 1000hp ABC.
The Luyt yard is the main contractor with responsibility for the complete construction project from design, hull construction, completion to commissioning and delivery.
‘We are very pleased with the collaboration with Waterdance,’ said the yard’s Jacoline Luijt.
‘We have been working together for quite some time with the building of the 15 metre crabber Nichola of Ladram E-1 with space for up to 22.50 tonnes of crab on board.’
Waterdance is delighted with the performance of this new crabber, which represents a milestone for its fleet as the company’s first newbuild for some considerable time.
Jacoline Luijt commented that the partnership demonstrates Luyt’s capacity to develop tailor-made solutions.
‘We look forward to see our joint vision come into service. With the construction of a ship of this size we are setting a new standard. We have worked transparently and together with Waterdance from the initial concept phase to offer a design that meets their expectations.’
Waterdance has been a regular customer at the Luyt yard for repairs, maintenance and refits for many years. William of Ladram E-33 and Margaret of Ladram E-198 have both recently been to Den Oever for maintenance. Nichola of Ladram E-1 and and Georgina of Ladram BM-100 are the yard’s first newbuilds for a UK company.