Flex-42MX and 42X

Powered by MAN and CAT respectively

With full business class numbered seating, passenger lounge and segregated HVAC between decks

Introducing the Flex-42 Series – a newly designed multi-role executive crewboat that has set new standards in speed and comfort since its official launch in 2018.

Based on a well-proven proprietary design, the Flex-42 Series consistently outperforms in crew change and offshore pax transfers, from Asia to Africa to the Middle East.

For the 2023 model year, Penguin has introduced a new engine choice in its stock vessel lineup – the Flex-42MX, powered by MAN D2862 LE483.

The Flex-42MX is positioned alongside the existing Flex-42X flagship powered by CAT C32 ACERT.

For the 2023 model year, both Flex-42 model types will bring new levels of on-board comfort to offshore passengers.

These include an improved passenger lounge layout, toilet light indicators, an additional passenger shower cubicle, a completely pillar-less passenger saloon, plus many more “beneath the hood” improvements.

The Flex-42X is equipped with:
• Active interceptors for optimised ride comfort
• 1 remotely operated external FiFi monitor (@ 1200 cbm per hour each or FiFi-½)
• Aerosol fire extinguishing system
• SOLAS rescue boat with davit
• Strategically located CCTV cameras

Additionally, the Flex-42MX and Flex-42X can transport up to 60 tons of deck cargo on a 110-square metre cargo deck, 80,000 litres of fuel and 20,000 litres of fresh water.

Matching operational efficiencies with creature comforts, the Flex-42X features up to 72 to 80 reclinable business class seats with individual USB charging ports, generous legroom in a friendly 2-by-2 seating arrangement, plenty of natural lighting and ample space for customisation.

Crew accommodation features in-cabin windows with natural lighting, a stylish mess and galley, and cosy personal spaces.

The Flex-42X series. A true multi-role vessel designed to execute a variety of missions, including offshore crew change, security and escort, search and rescue, fire fighting and medivac.

The Flex-42X. Speed and Comfort Reimagined.

Vessel Overview
Vessel Aluminium Monohull Fast Multi-Role Support Vessel
Jointly developed by Penguin Shipyard and
BMT Nigel Gee
Latest Model Year 2023
Classification BV |, ✠Hull, ●Mach, Crew Boat, Sea Area 3
Safety Regulation BV and Panama Flag State requirements
Regs, Codes, Guidelines MARPOL, SOLAS, IMDG
Hull Particulars
Length Overall 42.00 m
Breadth Moulded   8.00 m
Depth Moulded   3.98 m
Design Draft   1.90 m
Accommodation and Amenities
Main Deck:
Passenger Seats Business class, 72 pax
Seating arrangement 2-by-2
Seat Pitch 1050 mm
USB Charging Port On every seat
Entertainment System 2 x LCD TV screens
Passenger Toilets 3 cubicles with shower heads
Passenger Shower 1 cubicle
Fully Equipped Pantry for Passengers Fitted
Below Main Deck:
Crew Cabins / Total Bunks 6 / 12
(2 x 1-man, 3 x 2-man, 1 x 4-man)
Crew Shower 1 cubicle with shower
Entertainment System 1 x LCD TV screen
Crew Mess and Galley Fitted
Crew Washer and Dryer Fitted
Chest Freezer 4 units
Fridge 2 units
Dry Store Fitted
Work Bench Fitted
Cargo Deck
Clear Deck Area 110 sqm
Deck Cargo Capacity 60 MT
Deck Strength 2.5 MT / sqm
Deck Dimensions 18.6 m x 6.0 m
Cargo Railing Height 1.0 m
Tank Capacities
Fuel Oil 80,000 L
Fresh Water 20,000 L
Grey Water      747 L
Lube Oil      800 L
Gear Oil      450 L
Hydraulic Oil      450 L
Fuel Oil Sludge      600 L
IMO-Approved Sewage Treatment Plant Fitted for 15 pax
IMO-Approved Oily Water Separator 15 ppm
Maximum Speed 29 knots @ 100% MCR
Maximum Fuel Consumption 878 L/hr
Economical Speed 27 knots @ 85% MCR
Economical Fuel Consumption 729 L/hr
HUMPHREE Active Interceptors Fitted
Main Machinery
Number of Main Engines 3 units with resilient mountings
Make / Model MAN D2862-LE483 IMO Tier II /
Caterpillar C32 ACERT IMO Tier II
Total BHP 3 x 1,450 BHP @ 2,100 rpm (MAN) /
3 x 1,450 BHP @ 2,300 rpm (CAT)
Propellers 3 x fixed pitch, Ni-Al-Bronze, 5 blades
Bow Thrusters 1 unit electric-driven @ 93ekW
Generating Sets (Auxiliaries)
Generators 3 x Caterpillar SR4 Alternator 86 ekW
Prime Movers 3 x 125 BHP @ 1,500 rpm
Make / Model Caterpillar C4.4
Vessel Power Supply 415/220 Volt AC, 50 Hz, 3-phase + 24 Volt DC
Shore Power / Reefer Sockets 1 / 4
GRT 332 MT
NRT  99  MT
DWT 151 MT
Electronics and Controls
GMDSS Sea Area A3
VHF Sailor 6222
MF/HF Radio Sailor 6310
SSB Radio Icom IC-M710
BNWAS LeGuardian2025
Marine Radar Simrad R3016+4G / NSS12EV03
GPS Simrad P3007
Depth / Echo Sounder Simrad S3009
Autopilot Simrad AP70 MK2
Satellite Compass Simrad HS80A
Magnetic Compass Riviera 6″
Navtex JMC NT1800
PA / Intercom System Vingtor CTB-10
Search Lights 3 x 1000W
EPIRB McMurdo E8
SART McMurdo S4
AIS Simrad V5035
CCTV 12 units fitted
5 x exterior, 4 x interior
2 x engine room, 1 x bow thruster room
Safety Equipment
Life Rafts 8 x 25-man as per SOLAS
Life Jackets 95 on board as per SOLAS
Life Buoys   8 on board as per SOLAS
Scrambling Nets 2 units
Other Equipment Pyrotechnics, line-throwing apparatus
Rescue Zone Port and Starboard
Emergency Response Features
One external FiFi monitor with remote clutch and controls @ 1200 cbm per hour
Aerosol fire extinguishing system
SOLAS rescue boat with davit
Options (additional costs apply)
Undertun/Uptime 12m motion-compensated gangway
FUELTRAX electronic fuel management system
For General Arrangement and additional information, please email psa@penguin.com.sg.
We will attend to your enquiry promptly.