Perkins has been selected as the preferential supplier for the propulsion engines for the new Training Ship Royalist which will enter into service in 2015.
Through its Spanish distributor Modipesa, Perkins has supplied two Perkins® 250C marine propulsion engines.
The original Royalist, which was in service between 1971 and 2014 was equipped with two Perkins Sabre engines in 1992 and had completed a respectable 7500 hours of use before the vessel was retired from service. The engines proved robust and reliable.
With TS Royalist available for Sea Cadet training and charter, the engines are under continuous use and the 500 hours service interval results in less downtime for the engines as these can be managed within the charter arrangements.
The new TS Royalist has a length overall (LOA) of 32 metres, slightly longer than her predecessor and has a beam of 7.36 metres.
She was built by Astilleros Gondan in Spain and can accommodate up to 24 cadet trainees on voyages within northern European waters.
One of the key advantages of using Perkins was the experience, knowledgeable and geographical spread network of distributors.
These distributors, through their nominated service agents, would be able to service the engines depending on where the vessel was at the time the service was required.
Once more this reduces the administration involved with
the maintenance programme of a boat of this size.
The two M250C engines are the main propulsion on board, sold and fitted through Modipesa’s marine power dealer Talleres Luis Piñeiro in Northern Spain. “Astilleros Gondan visited Talleres Luis Piñeiro stand at Expomar Feria in Burela in 2013,” commented Asier Mangas Torres from Modipesa. “
TS Royalist previously has experience of Perkins, and the customer was very happy with the engines, for this reason they wanted Perkins engines again.”