Incat Crowther’s new windfarm service vessel, “Santa Ana”

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March 25, 2011

Incat Crowther has just announced the launched of the 17.5m catamaran, Santa Ana, a vessel specifically designed for the wind farm service industry.

Built by Lyme Boats in the UK, Santa Ana features Incat Crowther’s proven hull form, which brings new levels of stability, safety, comfort, efficiency and flexibility to the wind farm service craft market. Operator P&O Maritime Services saw the platform’s potential for wind farm service, and worked closely with Lyme Boats and Incat Crowther to develop the vessel’s design.

Santa Ana is distinguishable by its twin cargo areas, one aft and one on the foredeck. The aft cargo area has space for a 10 foot sea container, and has a capacity of 10 tons. The foredeck cargo zone has capacity for 4 tons. The vessel is specifically designed to interface with wind farm pylons, allowing transfer of crew and cargo over the bow, stern or alongside.

To enhance the flexibility of the vessel, there are crane bases located on the foredeck, as well as the upperdeck outboard. This will allow the operator flexibility to configure the crane location as necessary for the contracted service.

Between these two cargo areas is the main cabin, featuring comfortable seating for 12 passengers with tables,lockers, a large galley and lounge, as well as wet room and shower facilities.

On the upper deck is the wheelhouse with excellent vision of both cargo areas. Safety is further enhanced bythe addition of “pilot-style” windows in the forward wheelhouse roof, which afford the operator the ability to observe the platform and crew heading up the turbine ladder.

Accessed from the main deck cabin, the hulls feature tank spaces amidships and two twin cabins each side forward.

Continue below for vessel spec’s:


Length Overall:     17.5 m
Length Waterline:     17.14 m
Beam:                 7.5 m
Fuel:                 4 000 litres
Fresh Water:         1 000 litres
Sullage:             250 litres
Passengers:         12
Deadweight:         20 tonnes
Service Speed:         25 knots
Maximum Speed:         29 knots
Main Engines:         2 x Scania DI16 42M
Installed Power:     2 x 750hp @ 2100 rpm
Propulsion:         2 x Propellers
Generators:         1 x Onan 13.5ekW
Construction Material:     Marine Grade Aluminium
Flag:                 UK MCA SCV Category 1 / Workboat
Class:                 Llo

PHOTOS courtesy Incat Crowther

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