The Sprinter series is a new-generation of lightweight, composite WAVECRAFT ™ vessels that has been designed to maximize the availability of wind turbines for minimal costs.
They achieve this through the long-range, high-speed transportation of service personnel to offshore wind farms even in high sea states. Sprinter vessels offer excellent seakeeping, maneuverability, passenger comfort and safe access to offshore installations.
Like all WAVECRAFT ™, these high-speed vessels are based on proven surface-effect ship (SES)
and an air-cushion catamaran technologies using an active vertical motion damping system.
Our unique vertical motion damping system consists of two fully-automatic sub-modes: Boarding Control System (BCS TM) and Ride Control System (RCS). The two modes are easily switched between on the operator interface touchscreen according to required operating mode, either Transit or Boarding.
RCS reduces wave-induced pressure fluctuations in the cushion and, hence, vertical motion, ensuring
a smooth and comfortable ride. When approaching a turbine, BCS ™ is activated, significantly reducing heave and pitch motions. This enables personnel to safely and simply step onto the turbine.