What lies ahead for offshore wind boats and hybrid vessels?

Catamaran designs are ruling the offshore wind market for crew transfer vessels, based on the deep experience of United Kingdom and European naval architects and builders who have shared their expertise with U.S. counterparts.

Typical is the 68'×28.4' crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor, owned and operated by Atlantic Wind Transfers to support Dominion Energy's Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot wind farm.

UK-based vessel designer Chartwell Marine oversaw the vessel’s construction when it was built at Blount Boats Inc., Warren, R.I. Blount also built the Atlantic Pioneer, the first CTV to be launched in the U.S. market, which has serviced the Block Island Wind Farm since 2016.

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