Estuary Services operate pilot vessels for the Thames and Medway regions based out of Ramsgate and Sheerness. With vessels used to their full potential, reliability of the drive line system is critical. Twin Disc transmissions and controls are the first choice for equipment durability and operational efficiency. The next vessel to join the fleet in 2018 will also feature Twin Disc.Estuary Elan and Estuary Ellite.
Owner: Estuary Services
Vessel Type: Pilot
Type Of Project: New Install
Shipyard: Goodchild Marine Services
Owner: Estuary Services Ltd
Commissioned: February 2012
Main Engines: Scania Di 16 42M
Total Power: 2 x 600 Hp
Marine Gears: TwinDisc MGX5135A
Electronic Controls: TwinDisc EC300
Overall Length: 17.1m
Top Speed: 28 Knots
ESL provides the critical service of pilot boarding and landing to the Ports of London and Medway. In order to help it meet the needs of the business, Twindisc gearboxes were selected for our latest pilot boats, Estuary Elan and Elite. Over the past 30 years, we have forged a strong working relationship with MIT. The excellent customer support and response times MIT provides, coupled with its years of experience and expertise in the industry, has been essential in maintaining ESL’s operation. Ian Lord, General Manager, Estuary Services Ltd.
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