landing craft / outboard / aluminum
Pacific Workboats cc
6.28 m (20'07")
This well-proven 6.2m aluminium landing craft has been built both as a workboat and as a recreational vessel, for personal and commercial use.
Jerry Dubbledam in the Netherlands built his own Workstar 6.2m aluminium landing craft from a kit profiled by Snijtech in Joure, at the Scheepswerf & Machinefabriek “Hardinxveld” BV shipyard on the river Maas, ably assisted by his ex-dredger skipper father, in order to take his disabled son, confined to a wheelchair, out onto the rivers and canals of Holland.
The Workstar 6.2m LC’s load capacity of 900kg and the wide bow door opening allows the carrying of a quad bike, a small tractor, backhoe, building materials or ten passengers. The Workstar 6.2m LC is also road-legal trailerable.
The Pacific Workboats aluminium landing craft, developed in conjunction with Working Boats UK Ltd and with profilers for the kits of 5083 H-111 marine aluminium and T-6 Series extrusions, in the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, range from 6.2 to 15m. All the landing craft designs are customisable, with variations in powering – from outboard to inboard installations – with open consoles to pilothouses and with passenger seating under permanent or temporary cover (see the Workstar 11m aluminium landing craft) and with pax facilities, galleys, WCs and luggage storage.