© Ashley Hunn
Glass reinforced plastic hulled, twin screw Aqua-Star Nelson 42, built in 2006 by Goodchild Marine Services Ltd, Burgh Castle nr Great Yarmouth (Yard No. DHB42-001), for Dover Harbour Board as a harbour patrol/pilot vessel.
- Length: 12.80m
- Breadth of Hull: 3.98m (moulded)
- Draught: 1.08m
- Tonnage: 13 tons displacement
- Engines: 2 x Scania D19 46M diesels
- Power: 259kw (352 bhp at 2,200 rpm)
- Speed: 23 knots
- Capacity: 7 Passengers (max)
- Call Sign: MNDF9
- MMSI Number: 235037385
- Registry: United Kingdom
“The hull is a one-piece moulding manufactured by Aqua-Star, Guernsey at their own yard and delivered to Goodchild Marine as a complete hull incorporating girders, stingers, transverse frames and bulkheads. A one-piece GRP deck moulding manufactured on the premises by Goodchild was bonded to the hull with mechanical fastenings, adhesive and over-bonding. Wheelhouse and superstructure were also produced on site and constructed as a balsa cored, one-piece moulding bonded to the main deck. The forward coach style roof has a bolted, removable section to enable the engines to be removed.” (www.maritimejournal.com)
October 11th 2006: Formally introduced and christened, by Mrs Dibble the wife of Dover Harbour Board’s then chairman. She replaced DIPLOMAT.
© Nigel Thornton
© Ted Ingham
© Ray Goodfellow
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Alan Goodchild , Ashley Hunn and Ted Ingham for their assistance in compiling this feature.