Odyssey Blog Correspondent Neil Carney gives us an update on the two Seabourn yachts that are also under construction…..
“Whilst a lot of attention is being focused on the building of MAR062, or Seabourn Odyssey as you know her, it should not be forgotten that there are an additional two Seabourn sisters also under construction – MAR063 and MAR064.
During the last two weeks, we have conducted “Factory Acceptance test’s” (FATs) for MAR063 Wartsila Engines at the Wartsila factory test center in Vaasa, Finland. If you are wondering what this involves, the engine maker demonstrates the engine to the Classification Society (RINA – with these vessels,) Carnival Shipbuilding and ourselves, Seabourn.”
During this time, the engines were put through a test run protocol, where the engine is run on various loads up to 100% & 110% MCR (Max Continous Rating) and detailed performance measurements are taken to ensure it can perform as required. The second part of the inspection is where, during the next day, the engine is opened. This procedure checks for wear on bearings and other mechanical issues.
This photo shows Engine No.3 in the inspection workshop. All Engines passed with flying colours. These engines are now ready for a final paint job and then for shipment to be installed in MAR063.”