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.
Sprinter series of high speed crew transfer vessels for transportation of service personnel to offshore wind farms offer excellent seakeeping, maneuverability, passenger comfort and safe access to offshore installations even in high sea states.
Like all WAVECRAFT ™, these vessels are based on proven surface-effect ship (SES) and an air-cushion catamaran technologies, using an active vertical motion damping system.
Our unique 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.
Operating range of WAVECRAFT ™ vessels exceeds industry norm.