Genesis

HSA Marine was the client for this ultra-efficient pilot boat, our second Berkeley Class pilot boat to operate from the port of Fremantle.

Delivered in June 2019 it joined Fremantle Pilots’ Berkeley, which had already been operating with great success in the Western Australian port since 2015.

Purpose-designed to maximise overall operability and the safety and comfort of pilots and crew even in demanding sea conditions, the Berkeley Class provides:

  • High open water speed for fast transits;
  • Extreme stability with confirmed self-righting;
  • High levels of seakeeping, directional control, and manoeuvrability;
  • Superior dryness; and
  • Enhancing habitability through reduced noise, vibration, and heat transfer.

We tailored Genesis to the specific requirements and preferences of Harbour Services Australia (HSA Marine). This included HSA becoming the first operator to select the twin Scania DI16 076M powering option.

This contributed to the vessel’s fuel consumption being approximately 30 per cent less than earlier Berkeleys at the same operating speed.

Whereas the preceding Berkeley Class are all dedicated to pilot transfers, Genesis has a more diversified role, also transferring surveyors, ships agents, and crew between ship and shore.

“It’s an extremely high quality build and finish throughout, certainly well beyond what you expect to find in a work boat. That quality, the attention to detail, the customer service, and all round ease of getting the boat exactly how we wanted … [are] … not easy to find, but we certainly found it with Dongara Marine and the Berkeley Class.”

Eddie Wolsoncroft – Operations Manager - Harbour Services Australia

Specifications

Overview
Principal Particulars
Propulsion & Performance
Other Details
Project type
Newbuild
Client
HSA Marine (Harbour Services Australia)
Vessel Type
Pilot boat (Berkeley Class)
Hull type
Monohull
Designer
Southerly Designs
Construction materials
Aluminium hull, composite superstructure
Survey / Class
AMSA NSCV 2B and 2D
Length overall
19.2 metres
Beam
6.1 metres
Draft
1.7 metres
Capacity
6 pilots
Crew
2
Fuel
4000 litres
Fresh water
400 litres
Main engines
2 x Scania DI16 076M
Main engine rating
2 x 809kW
Gearboxes
2 x Twin Disc
Propulsion
2 x Nakashima fixed pitch propellers
Maximum speed
31.0 knots
Service speed
28.0 knots
Steering
Twin oversize pintle hung rudders
MOB Recovery System
Goodchild Marine
Hull construction contractor
Niche Marine
Fendering
Custom polyethylene foam / HDPE tube