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Twin Disc Pilot Vessel

Estuary Elan

Project Overview:

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

Customer Testimonial:

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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