Sea Speed Design can redesign and reconfigure these working designs to suit your exact needs.


See World first Catamaran- Makes and consumes it's own fuel at the Sanctuary Cove Boat show.

Click here to see the recent article in the Sunday Mail on Black Gold

Front deck showing fuel lines, Argo, Winch

looking back to the galley starboard side

Looking forward from the galley starboard side

Looking forward from the galley

Galley equipmentr

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Side view of Black Gold at Rivergate

Port Side at Rivergate

Tender on Lowerable Davitt


Refinery Management Station

Starb Side Machinery Shop

Port Side Refinery

Engine Room

Oil Recycling Cat

Oil Reprocessing Cat

SeaSpeed designed 'Seacat20' 20 meter fast catamaran to showcase vessel based bio fuel technology, waste oil reprocessing and oil spill recovery vessel.

Working in conjunction with of Allan Lear from TSS Construction, Sea Speed believe these new concepts can benefit many marine industry sectors both in environmentally friendly waste oil disposal and the making and using of bio-fuels at sea.

Some of the onboard features of this vessel include:

1. Waste Oil disposal.

This vessel will have the capability to collect and refine waste engine oil or vegetable oil.

The bio fuel is processed aboard using the “state of the art” re-processing plant fitted aboard the vessel in the specially designed refinery compartments below deck. The bio fuel is then blended ready for consumption or to supply another vessel or land based facility.

The oils’ pick-up can be from a wharf/rig or ship or from shore via the hoses located on reels on the foredeck. For the shore based pick-up the oil is pumped aboard by these same hoses deployed by the jet-boat tender and amphibious vessel. The AV is located on the upper foredeck and is lowered by the custom made davit. The jet-boat is located on a custom made Aft’ hydraulic platform which lowers into the water.

2. Onboard Tankage

The vessel has an onboard series of integral tanks throughout the hulls for use by different fuels and oils, such as diesel, waste oil, coconut oil, waste cooking oil, and tallow. These will be refined and blended as biofuel which can be used to run diesel engines at reduced costs.

3. Oil Spill Recovery

The aft’ platform is not only for the storage and lowering of the jet boat tender, it converts into a work platform and oil spill recovery. The oil being collected by the tenders and oil spill booms trapped between the catamaran hulls and scooped up by a jet assisted belt system attached to the platform which is in-turn is pumped aboard to refine and dispatch to a sausage bladder, to be collected latter for further refinement into biofuel blend for diesel engines.

4. Low cost operation.

The vessel will itself run on the biofuels it makes. Allan Lear from TSS Construction claims “even to the extent of the near 100% coconut oil blend”.

5. Onboard workshop.

Includes, lathe, saws, press drill, welders, sand blast gear, and all that is needed for an engineering in any remote location.

Click here to go to Oz Future Fuels website to see more on this amazing vessel

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Name of Vessel: Black Gold Type of Vessel: Work Boat
In Survey to: USL 2B,1E Home Port: Mooloolaba
Owner: Oz Future Fuels Owner Contact Alan Lear
Operator Oz Future Fuels Designer: Paul Birgan CMCS
CAD Software: Max Surf Builder: New Wave Cats
Hull Construction Material: Aluminium Superstructure Construction Material: Aluminium
Deck Construction Material: Aluminium Length Overall: 20.65 Metres
Length Waterline: 19.57 Metres Length bp.: 20.25 Metres
Beam: 6.75 Metres Draught: 1.65 Metres
Depth: 2.45 Metres Displacement: 50 Tonne
Draft: 1.65 Metres    
Main Engine/s: 2 X MTU SER 60 600 HP @ 2100 RPM Gearbox/s: ZF 4115A
Propulsion: R&L Stern Gear Maximum Speed: 23-24 Knots
Cruising Speed: 20 Knots Bollard Pull: N.A.
Generator/s: Perkins SABRE 77KW Auxiliary Generator: Perkins SABRE 44KW
Side Thruster/s: Nil Steering System: TMQ Electric Hydraulic
Hydraulic Equipment: TMQ 415 V AC Constantly Running Power Pack Air Conditioning System: Freeze Tec
Electronics Supplied By: TMQ International Electronics Installed By: TMQ International
Depth Sounder/s: JRC Plot 500F Radio/s: JRC JSB-196 HF, Icom IC-M302 VHF, GME TX 4600 UHF, GX 300B 27 Mhz
Radar JRC JMA-5106 Satcom: Fleet 55
Autopilot: TMQ AP500 Compass/es: 110 mm
Weatherfax: NA GMDSS:  
GPS: JRC GPS 112 Plotters: TMQ C-Plot Max
Sound System: JRC Video System:  
Other Electronics: Intellian I6 Satellite TV NASA AIS Receiver Integrated Electronics By: TMQ International
Winches: TMQ AFT' PLATFORM Capstan/Windlass: MUIR 3500
Cranes: NWC Davit Deck Equipment: Fuel Reels
Other Equipment Installed: Micro Refinery Eng' Workshop    
Oil Recovery Sys' Alarm System/s: Fire Systems Aus ITIM
Paints/Coatings: STIRLING Windows: ALFAB
Seating: NWC CUSTOM Flooring/Deck Surface Finishes: MARINE CARPET
Interior Fitout/Furnishings: Nwc/ Owner Lights: Aqua signal
Compresser: Small unit 10 Bar Anchors: 2 x 80 kg
Liferaft/s: 1 x 12 Man AMI Lifeboat/s: 1 Jet Boat
Rescue Boat/s: 1 Jet Boat Hold Capacity: Nil
Sullage Capacity: 1000 ltr Water Ballast: Nil
Fuel Capacity: 8500 ltr Diesel ,6000 lrt Bio Fuel Fuel Consumption: 160 ltr / hr Cruise 220 ltr / hr Top
Freshwater Capacity: 1000 ltr with Watermaker Crew: 12
Passengers: 40 Day 12 Overnight Range: 3000 N.M.
Vehicles: 1 x Amphibious Vehicle plus tailer Type of Work Envisaged: Oil Recycling
Oil Recovery      
Bio Fuel Maker      
Operational Area: Coastal Waters Date of Delivery: Early Feb 2007



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