Teknicraft was commissioned to design two identical multi-purpose offshore supply and crew transfer vessels for Mainprize Offshore Ltd, who has been operating in the North Sea for over 30 years. The vessels, which is registered under MCA's 24 metre loadline rule, was built by Buckie Shipyard in Scotland.
These catamarans feature all aspects of Teknicraft's unique asymmetrical hullshape which has been proven to provide excellent seakeeping in many parts of the world. They are also fitted with an adjustable hydrofoil system to reduce fuel consumption in the cruise speed range of 28 to 30 knots, and allow economical operation in any load condition.
The hull design features a special forefoot and cross-structure design to reduce vertical movements whilst working at wind turbines, and enabling it to maintain operation in up to 2 metre seas. The deck arrangements enables the vessel to carry cargo on both the rear deck and the foredeck, with place for up to 4x 20 foot containers. Each vessels has capacity to carry up to 12 technicians.
2 x Caterpillar C32
28 to 30 knots (service)
Builder:Buckie Shipyard Ltd
Mainprize Offshore Ltd