This boat has been developed and built following a detailed specification from Peschaud international. In addition to oil companies, flag and class requirements, Peschaud asked for waterjet propulsion, business class standards seats and large space per passenger.

Requirements in terms of equipment maintenance and overall robustness were also very challenging. A2V designed specific hulls for this application and pushed both structural optimization as well as regulation studies to address these requirements within the initial weight estimate.

Specific study for river and sheltered aera

Specification and performances

LWL 13.4 m
LOA 15.3 m
Loaded displacement 19 t
BOA 12.1 m
Air Draft 7.85 m
Draft 0.64 m
Passenger capacity 25 PAX
Payload (including passengers) 3.5 t
Cruising speed 40 kts
Range (40 kts) 500 km (+20%)
Range (12 kts) 500 km (+20%)
Fuel Consumption (40 kt) 4 L / Nautical mile
Fuel Consumption (40 kt) 9.5 L / 100 km / PAX
Type of craft High Speed Catamaran
Certification Bureau Veritas – Croix de Malte
Engines 2 x 600 cv (Scania D13)
Engines rating
Propulsion 2 x Waterjets
Electrical power 11 kW
Fuel capacity 2 x 850 L
Water capacity 200 L

Virually no wake at high speed

Shallow draft at high speed :30cm or less than a footReinforced hull bottom to handle floating debris

Travel time and fuel costs

  A2V-25-CB 25 PAX landing craft
Speed 40 kts 25 kts
Travel time 8h 13h
Fuel consumption 1 200 L 2 900 L
Fuel consumption   X 2.5
Delta fuel cost per day (1$/L)   1 700 $
Delta per years (300 days/year)   510 000 $


• Aerodynamically stable design (patented)
• High reliability : few moving parts and exclusively sea-proven equipments
• Boat landing


• Aerodynamic motion damping
• Catamaran : no roll
• Low noise and vibration levels (engines far
from passengers)
• Panoramic ocean view
• Air conditionning

Fuel Efficiency

• Low costs
• Low carbon dioxide emissions

This project was supported by « Navire du Futur », an investment program financed by the Programme Investissement d’Avenir (PIA)
and handled by L’Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME).