Turku Finland, 1967. The legendary Finnish businessman Wilhelm Wahlforss, who revived the fortunes of Wärtsilä, turns 75. To celebrate the anniversary, the global shipbuilding giant builds this SAR vessel, baptising her in his honour and donating her to the Finnish Navy Salvation Company.
After 40 years of honourable career in the Baltic Sea, the boat is decommissioned and sold to an Italian shipping company which transfers her to Italy and carries out a first restoration, bringing her back to full efficiency. June 2008. Due to contract’s constraints the name of the vessel must be changed.
The boat will then be called Asso, in honour of the memorable Isotta Fraschini engine family and she will sail across Baltic, England channel, Biscay Gulf, Gibraltar, Mediterranean, toward to Italy. The 4700 nautical miles transfer is performed without a single failure. Although Asso has been constantly updated in terms of equipment and electronics by the Finnish Navy, the new owners decide to make changes and improvements to the boat, to make her more suitable for use in seas at lower latitudes, higher temperatures and less demanding uses.
Among the main improvements made in 2009 we find: - Electro-hydraulic bow thruster. - High lift stern platform. - Side-mounted wet exhaust system for main and auxiliary engines. - High lift stern platform. - Side-mounted wet exhaust system for main and auxiliary engines. - High efficiency 4-blade propulsion propellers. Shipmate RS 8400 DSC VHF Navall EF-2464 VHF
Furuno FCV 663 echo-sounder
Seiwa Explorer 3 chart plotter (new 2009) 2 x Furuno GP-32 WAAS navigator (new 2009) Raytheon RC630 chart plotter Leica AP navigator Mk 10 DGPS
Apelco AXL 1500 auto direction finder Raytheon Ray420 Loudhailer
Equipment: Electro-Hydraulic anchor winch with 2 x 100 kg stainless steel anchors and 100 m chain Fire monitor on foredeck. Ferrari F530 electro-hydraulic crane. ENVIC DMCP 20A programmable electronic alarms monitoring system. GSA Variable Frequency Electro-Hydraulic bow thruster (new 2009) CO2 fire extinguishing system (new 2016)
Plasma TV + DVD (new 2009) Cobafer air compressor (new 2009) Francis search spotlight General arrangement: Access from wheelhouse into the fore Saloon/mess and a small galley with electric stove/oven, fridge and sink. Toilet with electrical WC (new 2009). Forecastle has two double cabins. Aft of the engine room is the Captain’s cabin with single berth and office. Cabin with two berth. Toilet with electrical WC (new 2009). Fly bridge with rudder and engine controls.
- New latest generation silenced generator. Cummins-Onan 380V three-phase 12 KW. - Seiwa cartographic navigator. - Air conditioning systems for the cabins. - 2 Furuno GPS systems – 2 Furuno VHF system. - Predisposition for hydraulic mooring system at the stern. - Electric toilets with vacuum system. - New last generation electronic battery chargers. - Air compressor.
In 2014 Asso changes Owner again and finally becomes part of the current owner's fleet.
The new owner immediately identifies the improvements it wants to make to Asso, to meet the new working needs and address the use of the boat towards underwater Survey and Research, Inspections and Measurements, support for Maritime Works.
The most important changes are the replacement of the propulsion engines and the classification of the vessel.
Asso will be equipped with a pair of MAN D2866 in a work configuration and a power setting of 370CV. At the same time she will be classified as a merchant vessel.
To achieve this, the owner will have to review and renew all on-board systems, provide ex-ante projects and equip her with a CO2 fire-fighting system.
Over € 100,000 will be invested for the execution of all these works.
The current equipment is: Navigation equipment: Robertson RGC-50 gyro compass Simrad AR-78 gyro display JC Krohn magnetic compass
Robertson AP45 Autopilot
Raytheon R1210xx radar Raytheon RL80c radar
Furuno FM-8500 DSC VHF (new 2009) Furuno FM-2721 VHF DSC VHF (new 2009)
Please contact Patrick Radlein at +1 (954) 867-4237
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Drev type: Air Propeller
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