Powering Australia's Largest Catamaran - M/Y Charley 2

We take great pride in supporting the delivery of the largest catamaran motor yacht built in Australia by Echo Yachts – 56m M/Y Charley 2.

As the authorised Australian Caterpillar Dealership, our EPSA Marine Excellence Centre (MEC) provided a comprehensive power systems solution for the MY Charley 2.

The vessel is powered by:

  • Two Caterpillar C32 ACERT main propulsion engines with an output of 1193 bkW @ 2300 rpm.
  • Driving ZF3350 gearboxes through carbon fibre resilient couplings.

The package also included custom built local operating panels for main engines with three Caterpillar C4.4 generator sets, rated at 99 ekW @ 1500 rpm (50 Hz).

The overall scope of this project involved engineering, application-installation support, project management, commissioning and sea trials for the complete turkey solution.

During the commissioning and sea trials, the C4.4 generator sets and the C32 main engines met all the Caterpillar performance requirements, with the catamaran achieving the desired speed of 17 knots.

M/Y Charley 2 is now on her maiden voyage from WA-Henderson’s Australian Marine Complex precinct via Indonesia, then onto her new homeport in Singapore.

Thank you Echo Yachts for trusting our marine project capabilities in allowing us to deliver the strengths within the premium quality products of CatMarine.

For more information, contact our team to learn about our marine solutions.

CALL: 1800 643 514

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