On Friday the 12th of June, our Nb. 440 was successfully launched at the Ferus Smit yard in Westerbroek.

Ferus Smit’s Nb. 440 Arklow Archer successfully launched (Video)

M.V. Arklow Archer is the fourth vessel in a series of 6 that will be delivered to our client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.

The design is a slightly modified version of the first series of 8600 dwt bulkers that Ferus Smit built under the name of Arklow B – series. The new design is adapted for iceclass 1A, with modified bow form and propulsion with a propeller nozzle added. At the same time the main engine output was decreased to 2000 kW for better fuel efficiency.

This ship has the following characteristics:

  • – Loa = 119.495 mtr
  • – Lpp = 116.895 mtr
  • – B = 14.99 mtr
  • – D = 9.70 mtr
  • – T max = 7.160 mtr
  • – Hold volume = 350.000 cft