The DMC (Delta Multi Craft) 1050 is a compact multi-purpose heavy duty work boat that has been designed to optimise the operation of IHCs Beaver® Cutter Suction Dredgers. The DMC range is renowned for its durability, reliability and performance.
The DMC 1050 can be transported by road and comes supplied with the added versatility of a deck crane and other advanced equipment as standard. It can perform a wide range of dredging support activities in shallow inland waters, including pushing and towing, buoy handling and the transportation of fuel, goods and personnel. To date, IHC Merwede has supplied more than 500 standard and custom-built work boats worldwide. The DMC range is available for immediate delivery and every work boat is tested thoroughly before delivery. The DMC 1050 is propelled by a single marine-type turbocharged and after-cooled diesel engine, which drives a fixed pitch propeller through a reduction gearbox. The engine and gearbox are flexibly mounted and connected to the propulsion shaft by a homokinetic C-coupling and thrust bearing.
The environmentally friendly water-cooled/lubricated propeller shaft system delivers a high level of operational safety and manoeuvrability. Due to the flexible mounting of the engine and wheelhouse, the operating noise from the work boat is incredibly quiet. The hydraulic deck crane is positioned off-centre portside to the fore of the ship to create maximum crane load capacity and free deck space. The wheelhouse is placed portside aft, and like the hull, is a welded steel construction. The top of the wheelhouse can also be dismantled easily to reduce the height of the work boat for transportation.