Incat's world beating Wave Piercing Catamarans are created through a production line system at the dedicated 70,000m2 undercover facility.
Multiple vessels can be handled simultaneously in two drydocks which includes the ability to house construction of larger vessels over 150 metres in length.
Like any thriving business, a core of dedicated and loyal staff can be found at the centre of Incat’s success. With high levels of job satisfaction, Incat ensures a skilled workforce with a low level employee turnover with many team members accomplishing over two decades of service.
High-strength marine grade aluminium is sourced in extruded profile sections and plate from specialist suppliers in Australia, France, Italy, Greece and China. Plate arrives to a dedicated facility where nesting plans are generated and plate is cut to begin vessel construction.
Inches construction hall is used for the prefabrication of vessel components for large vessels and the construction of smaller vessels.
Prefabrication of vessel components provides immense benefits. Components can be rotated to allow ease of fabrication and welding techniques which in turn minimises vessel construction time. Multiple vessels can be handled simultaneously in two drydocks which includes the ability to house construction of larger vessels over 150 metres in length.
Continued refinement of the pre-fabrication and module construction process has seen the stage 1 positions of both the main assembly halls also transform into pre-fabrication areas for large components such as fuel tanks, engine rooms, jet rooms and superstructure modules.
Modules completed at the various pre-fabrication locations at Incat are then moved into position in stage 2 of the construction hall applicable to that series of vessel.
Construction begins in the centre of the vessel allowing rapid growth in a controlled manner. As the fabrication & welding teams progress throughout the vessel, our quality assurance/control departments and survey authorities check and approve the completed sections of the structure.
On completion of this process the fitters, fitout electrical and electronic teams move in and install services and equipment. The vessel continues to grow in this position until it is approx 70% of its completed light ship weight, at which time the vessel is rolled back to the next stage of the production sequence. With stage 2 cleared, modules for the next new build are able to fill this spot.
With the vessel now in its final stage before launch, the forward end of the vessel is completed and the unique Incat catamaran shape starts to become recognisable. At this stage main machinery such as engines, jets, thrusters, T foils are installed.
Once the equipment is carefully positioned and secured, the vessel’s structure is closed off for the final time and painting and livery requirements are addressed.
The majority of the fitout work is completed by the yard’s highly skilled tradespersons in the stage 3 position. Fitters, plumbers, electricians, electronics, fitout, hydraulics, pneumatics, painters and structural fire protection personnel all set about completing the various components and systems on board the vessel.
With machinery installation and outfitting completed the vessel is ready for launch. Once the vessel is launched and secured dockside, radars and aerials are fitted and final commissioning of systems takes place. Builder’s trials and sea trials for the customer are completed and the vessel is ready for handover and delivery to her new home.