They are not quite the same design - this one is shorter and the superstructure is totally different. Also has 2 MAN and not 3 Cat diesels. Faster too.
Great info on the engines...
.she sure was flying across the bay this morning...hence I nearly missed her by the time I grabbed my camera and only got distance shots.
Edit: From apolloduck.co.za some more info.....
OPS 241 has been custom designed for the client as a multi-role vessel of crew transport, cargo supply and patrol operations.
The vessel is a 24m long, twin-jet propelled work boat, manned by 5 crew members and designed to operate for up to 3 weeks at sea.
OPS 241 is required to transport palletised cargo of up to 8ton capacity to and from offshore rigs and platforms, and thus it was critical to focus on mitigating the risk of jet cavitation under full loading conditions. Nautic Africa chose to work in close collaboration with MJP (Marine Jet Power), their preferred jet supplier, because of their robust, patented jet design and impressive 5 year warrantee. MJP 550CSU (compact steering unit) water jet was chosen as it was ideally suited to OPS 241 load requirements of the operating profile. The entire propulsion system is controlled by MJP’s proven CSW (combinatory steering wheel) and three VCS (vector control system) inputs are achieved via robust touch screen technology.
The propulsion system is driven by two MTU 12V2000M72 engines, producing 1080kW at a wide operating speed range of 2000-2250rpm. The vessel is propelled by acclaimed Swedish-made MJP water jets, and close coupled ZF3050 reduction gearboxes provide the optimum gear ratio. Intermediate flexible shafting from CENTA ensures exceptionally low driveline vibration, extending service life and improving passenger comfort.