Vikosprint 21 offers an exceptionally wide and stable working platform. The vessel hull form is a carefully optimised trimaran. Different load conditions have relatively little influence to speed. Fuel consumption is low allowing for smaller fuel tanks and better payload.
The basic model of the vessel is not constructed for navigation in ice field, however, we have tested the trimaran hull in arctic laboratory and know that when the hull is properly strengthened, the 21 m version can go in 20cm ice. The shape has been patented for navigation in ice conditions. This is an option.The deckhouse is in the fore ship leaving a flush and wide working deck of ~ 120 m2. The free area between deckhouse and bulwark allows passing with wheelbarrow.
Vikosprint 21 has accommodation arranged so that the expeditions can be longer and part of the crew can rest in the deckhouse. As a standard solution, this vessel does not have separate cabins for the crew. On main deck level there will be dedicated workshop/deck storage. There is a space for changing clothes and washing in a shower. From this space there is entrance to a separate water closet and shower. Additionally there is a small pantry and mess room. The bridge is designed for single person navigation. There can be a co-pilot sitting next to the helmsman. A small sofa with table is mounted behind the pilot’s seat. The head is mounted as part of deckhouse with easy access from the work deck.The propulsion is a marine diesel engine with conventional shafting and propeller arrangement. Controllable pitch propeller is offered as an option for constant low speed working and maximum hydraulic power output in different sea states and load conditions. CP-propeller helps moving the vessel accurately and allowing simultaneous use of the needed hydraulic equipment. The vessel has low wave making properties. The vessel can be outfitted for many different types of operations with optional equipment. For example, the vessel can be turned into an oil recovery version by equipping it with an integrated FinnSweep brush skimmer.