New Strat Cat CTV design improves operational efficiency

April 12, 2021
Strategic Marine has unveiled the Strat Cat 27 crew transfer vessel design.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE Strategic Marine has unveiled the Strat Cat 27 (SC27) crew transfer vessel (CTV) design.

According to the company, it combines form with function to meet the increasing demands from the offshore wind market and offers enhanced vessel capabilities with a reduced environmental footprint and hybrid drive options.

The upgraded SC27 has an improved hull design that maximizes the waterline length. This improves the operational efficiency across a large range of loading conditions thereby reducing emissions and fuel consumption. It is designed for flexibility and can be fitted with various engine makes and can reach in excess of 30 knots at full speed.

To cater for the different operating areas around the world, owners can choose between several options on the propulsion system, deck cranes, active fender system, ride control etc., the company said. 

The bridge deck layout has been enhanced with improved visibility from the helm and an ergonomic layout to increase comfort for the bridge crew. Through real life feedback from vessel operators, internal arrangements have been optimized for improved comfort and workflow with ample storage space, comfortable sleeping areas and business class seating. 

The SC27 is offered with two superstructure options for either 24 or 12 technicians. The larger asymmetric version offers a 30% area increase in the main deck cabin compared with the Strat Cat 26 while the smaller version provides the vessel with less than 200GT which in some jurisdictions allows for reduced crew numbers and lower opex. 

The SC27 is also designed to reduce both the risk of infectious disease and any impact on the environment. It can meet relevant classification society biosafety and environmentally friendly notations, including Green Passport for ship recycling.