30 May 2024
Trevor Atkinson
Marketing Coordinator

Welcome to Notable Boatables, our feature on interesting vessels around the world that are using Helm CONNECT. If you want to have your vessel featured, get in touch with us here!

Today, we’re thrilled to shine the spotlight on Maritime Craft Services’ latest fleet additions – three sleek and mighty SWATH CTVs (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull Crew Transfer Vessels).

The Vessels

Picture this: a revolutionary fleet of vessels designed to navigate the choppy waters with grace, efficiency, and unparalleled stability. These futuristic marvels, built by Työvene shipbuilders, boast a 24-passenger capacity and a blistering top speed of 22 knots, making them the ultimate seafaring companions for swift and safe crew transfers. They’re also hybrid-ready for easy retrofitting and feature ballast water treatment plants, setting new standards for environmental responsibility.

Enhanced Comfort and Seakeeping Ability

One of the key features that separate the SWATH CTVs from other crew transport vessels is the hydraulic ride control system. This innovative system not only improves passenger comfort but also increases seakeeping ability, ensuring smoother journeys even in rough sea conditions.

Their Mission

What truly sets these vessels apart is their mission: servicing offshore wind farms in the UK and Europe, particularly in the tempestuous North Sea. Yes, you heard that right – Maritime Craft Services’ SWATH CTVs are the unsung heroes of renewable energy, shuttling personnel to and from wind farms with unmatched reliability.

Let’s Talk Tech

At the heart of these cutting-edge vessels lies our very own Helm CONNECT software, optimizing the way Maritime Craft Services manages their fleet operations. From Planned Maintenance to Requisitions and Certifications, Helm CONNECT ensures that these SWATH CTVs are always in shipshape condition, ready to tackle whatever challenges the North Seas throws their way.

But that’s not all. Thanks to Helm CONNECT’s integration with AST Reygar, Maritime Craft Services can capture and consolidate critical data to provide a breakdown of vessel fuel consumption and emissions for each job and vessel activity logged.

So, why are we so excited about Maritime Craft Services’ SWATH CTVs? It’s not just about the vessels themselves – it’s about synergy between cutting-edge technology and maritime innovation. It’s about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the open sea, all while making a positive impact on our planet.

That’s all for Maritime Craft Services’ SWATH CTVs! For more Notable Boatables, check out our last issue, Adventure is Out There: Coral Expeditions.