Historic vessel gets a Beattys upgrade
The team at Beattys are extremely proud to be involved in a recent project with the Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney.
The steam powered yacht named SY Ena was designed and built in 1902 and was originally designed as a pleasure craft. However during World War I it served as a patrol vessel around the Sydney harbour. After sinking in the early 1980s, the yacht was re-floated and restored. SY Ena circumnavigated Australia, as part of a visit to Western Australia during the 1987 America’s Cup. The vessel is now based in Sydney at the Australian National Maritime Museum where it is part of the National Maritime Collection and is listed on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels.
The engineers that look after the vessel were having trouble with alignment of the prop shaft which can result in vibrations and premature wear on moving parts.
The team at Beattys stepped in with our technical expertise and years of industry experience and designed a driveshaft solution that not only solved their problems but also took excessive thrust off the flywheel. Once the driveshaft was manufactured and balanced here in Auckland, it was shipped to Australia where it was fitted to the vessel.