Australian ship designer Incat Crowther has delivered two CrewZer class catamarans, the Seacor Puma and Seacor Panther, to U.S. offshore vessel owner Seacor Marine.
Incat Crowther said on Tuesday that the vessels were built by Astillleros Armon in Spain and can transfer personnel and equipment to offshore platforms at maximum speeds of more than 40 knots.
According to the company, the new design features 30 percent more deadweight capacity than its predecessor, while offering equivalent service speeds.
Both the Seacor Puma and Seacor Panther retain the structure and certification for 150 passengers of their predecessors but is fitted with a 76 seat configuration with an overnight crew cabin. The main deck also features a hospital, ship’s utility room, self-service café bar, and four passenger bathrooms.
The vessels were fitted with four Cummins QSK95 main engines, each producing 2983 kW driving Hamilton Jet HT-810 water jets. On-station maneuvering is enhanced through a pair of retractable bow thrusters.
Electrical power is provided by two Cummins QSM-11 generators in addition to a deck-mounted standby genset. The DP-2 ABS-classed vessels are also fitted with Class 1 fire-fighting equipment.