We recently completed the half life refit of the Lyle M. Hoey which included the following extensive scope of work:
- Replacement of all engine room systems including installation of new engines and gensets
- Alloy repairs, modifications, and corrosion preventative maintenance based on results of non-destructive testing
- Stripping and reapplication of all external aluminium protective coatings including upgrading to a silicone based antifoul system
- Replacement of internal finishes
- General repairs, upgrading, and servicing of systems
Designed by One2Three Naval Architects, and the first of three similar vessels (‘W. Conroy V’, ‘Brett T Handran II’ ), the ‘Lyle M Hoey IV’ was built by Austral at their Margate shipyard just south of Hobart, Tasmania and delivered to the Queensland Police Service in March 2009.
She is a 22 metre aluminium catamaran powered by two MTU Series 60 diesel engines, each rated at 499kw, with Twin Disc Quickshift MGX-51355C gearboxes driving two Bruntons five-bladed fixed pitch propellers giving a maximum speed of 26 knots (cruise speed 20 knots) and a maximum range of approximately 900 nautical mile.
Commissioned into service at her base of Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour, Yeppoon, on the 11th June 2009, the Lyle M. Hoey IV patrols the waters of the southern Great Barrier Reef and Pacific Ocean.
We’re proud to have been selected to work on a vessel with such an important legacy and responsibility. It was great to see her leave our yard as good as new and ready for many more years of action.