The Netherlands: Shipyard De Hoop Delivers Vessel Caballo Xanthus

Last week Shipyard De Hoop has delivered the vessel Caballo Xanthus. This 3rd supplier of the De Hoop’s ‘KISS-design’ is now on its way to Mexico. Upon arrival the final components of a so called ‘mud-plant’ shall be installed and hereafter te vessel shall commence her contract in the Mexican Gulf.

Platform Supply Vessel / ‘KISS-design is an environmental friendly vessel with diesel electric propulsion. With its simple and unique construction the vessel is purposely designed for offshore supply operations. It can accommodate up to 30 persons and has navigation bridge with 360 degree view.

Main dimensions:

Length Overall: 67.00 m

Length between p.p: 61.91 m

Length waterline: 64.496 m

Beam molded: 12.80 m

Depth molded: 5.50 m

Draught: 4.63 m

Work deck area: 422 m2

Deck load capacity: 5.0 t/m2

Shipyard De Hoop has a history of almost 1500 built vessels and more than 3000 designs. Although it is strong in the inland passenger vessels and offshore markets, virtually any ship can be completely engineered and built by De Hoop. Examples of this are the transport vessels “Brion” and “Breuil” built for Airbus, the cable layer “Sea Spider” built for Wagenborg and the semi-submersible diving platform “Amethyst”.


Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, December 21, 2011;