Gunboat appoints Osprey Technical as electronics supplier

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High performance boat builder Gunboat has appointed Osprey technical to supply the electronics package for its Gunboat 80-02. This appointment follows the successful installation of the customised systems on the Gunboat 80-01, which is due to be launched soon.

“We have moved to larger, more bespoke, custom yachts with clients that demand an ever-higher level of quality, technology and quick reaction time to changes,” says William Jelbert, COO at Gunboat. “Osprey’s experience as a raceboat and superyacht provider, plus the remote service and support they offer made them the best choice for our clients’ exacting requirements.”  

The new instrument package, design and installation plan on the Gunboat 80 is based around the A+T Instruments range, with Osprey bringing the expertise to optimise the system to interface with other key onboard systems.

Prior to the system being shipped to the boat, Osprey invited the client and hydraulics supplier to its workshops to test, prove and develop the communications between the A+T Instruments processor and the hydraulics PLC hardware.

Rachel Oliver, Osprey Technical MD, comments: “Typically, this type of testing does not happen until commissioning. We can bring testing forwards and resolve any issues on our specialist test bench. This reduces the risk of any delays at the commissioning stages in the yard, which keeps costs down and the project on track for the builder and the new owner.”

“There is a vast amount of co-ordination in a project of this scale,” adds Jelbert. “What drew us to Osprey is the team’s ability to manage complex communications across all parties and suppliers involved, their comprehensive design drawings and wiring schematics, along with their off-site testing service. The precise planning and preparation stages made it completely straight forwards for Gunboat to install the system to Osprey’s specification.”

Once the GunBoat 80-01 is handed over, Osprey says it will provide expert advice and rapid response to her new owners and the boat captain, including its proprietary remote monitoring services.

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