PORT ROYAL GROUP NEWS

PRG PLANS/SUPERVISES FIRST-EVER INSTALLATION OF HAMILTON HT-1000 JET DRIVES IN FRP HULL

We recently completed the planning, engineering, and installation supervision of a pair of Hamilton HT-1000 water jets in a 145-foot fast patrol hull. This project was noteworthy because it was the first-ever installation of these large units (13-tons each) in a composite hull.

Specially cast aluminum intake ducts were used in place of the standard fabricated weld-in ducts. This required us to develop special proprietary techniques for lifting and locating the units, and for boring and interior spot surfacing for hundreds of bolts and large backing washers. We also developed special proprietary techniques for epoxy in situ molding of landing pads for the large transom plates.

Proper planning and pre-engineering of purpose-specific jigs and fixtures resulted in an installation precisely on time and on budget.

PRG AND AEROLITE MARINE COMPLETE DESIGN, ENGINEERING, FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF ULTRA-LIGHT TEAK CABINETRY AND FURNITURE FOR HOVERCRAFT SERIES OF 70-FOOTERS 

Every pound of structure and furnishings weight is a pound less in payload that these weight-critical craft can carry.

Utilizing our proprietary engineering and fabrication processes, we were able to build these interior accommodations at less than 1/3 the weight of conventional plywood-over-underframed construction. The result was an increase of over a ton in usable payload.


PROTOTYPE CAT ROLLED OUT

Another of our project management contracts recently came to a successful conclusion with the emergence of the prototype for a new line of catamaran motoryachts.

The 65' cat incorporates newly developed active air-cushion technology, and is expected to set a new standard for fuel-efficient performance. Styling for the vessel was done by J.C. Espinosa of Espinosa Inc. of Palm City, FL. Engineering was handled by Vectorworks Naval Engineering LLC, with construction by Vectorworks Marine LLC, both of Titusville, FL.

Our role in the project was to assure that construction met contracted specifications, facilitate timely communications and decision-making, track and re-project on a real time basis the build schedule, audit billings and periodic calls for progress payments, and in general work to keep the myriad contractors and project team members working smoothly together toward realization of our client's goals and objectives.


PRG GUIDES YACHT JOINERY FIRM AS IT REACHES OUT
INTO THE COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY SECTORS

Under the day-to-day operations management and marketing guidance of the Port Royal Group, AeroLite Marine Interiors has been expanding its target market for ultralight joinery and furniture to the commercial and military sectors, particularly in the area of small, fast supply and patrol vessels. Such vessels are payload critical. For a given power input, desingated fuel consumption, and required range, less structural weight means a  larger net payload.

AeroLite Marine's proprietary engineering and fabrication techniques produce vessel cabinetry and furniture that is less than 40% of the weight of comparable traditionally-built accommodations. And depending on the size of the vessel, and the extent of her crew accommodations, the weight savings and concomitant improvement in payload can be significant.

 Port Royal Group ...because experience always matters.


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