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Case Study

Armada assist Padstow Boatyard in building the Phoenix 10 Catamaran

Armada Engineering are proud to have supplied two 230hp John Deere commercial 6068tfm50 Engines with ZF 280a gearboxes and live PTO for an exciting new build carried out by Padstow Boatyard, Cornwall.


The engines will be used in the new Phoenix 10 Catamaran. This inspiring new build is driven by the current demand for smaller inshore fishing vessels. The Phoenix 10 rises to the challenge, providing a viable option for those wanting to get started in commercial fishing or experienced fishermen looking for a smaller vessel due to licensing purposes.


The wheelhouse is situated at the very front of the vessel allowing for a large 30 meter squared working deck suitable for both potting and netting. This vessel would equally serve as a great tourist or dive boat.


The John Deere Marine engines supplied by Armada have been extensively modified to meet the customer requirements. The 230hp engines will allow the Phoenix 10 to achieve speeds of around 20 knots. As well as the engines and gearboxes Armada Engineering are also providing state-of-the-art hydraulics and a Spencer Carter hauling package for the Phoenix 10.

We have formed a good relationship with Armada Engineering over the years, working with them on several successful builds and fitouts where they have supplied hydraulic packages. Their expert knowledge, advice and great ongoing support is the reason they are our partner of choice for engines, hydraulics and hauling equipment and will be for many years to come.”  - Jonathan Goode-Crowe, Business Manager at Padstow Boatyard


Armada Engineering are proud to assist Padstow Boatyard, with the timely supply of the John Deere Marine motor along with ZF gearboxes ensuring all specifications met the requirements. It was a pleasure to play our part in this project and we hope the Phoenix 10 will open new opportunities in the marine industry.