Sprinter 26

SPEED - ACCESS - COMFORT

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.

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General Arrangement

Technical specifications

Classification

  • DNVGL 1A1 HSLC R1 Windfarm Service
  • DNVGL 1A1 HSLC R1 Crew Windfarm (gbr)
  • Full Term MCA Work Boat Code or HSOSC

LSA

  • SB Rescue Sling operated by single man or Man over Board system with rescue net
  • SART, Helicopter hoisting rescue area

General

Hull materialComposite Sandwich Materials
Main operationCrew Transfer Vessel –12h/24-7
Passengers12-24
Crew3-4
Boatloading2,0 m Hs (2,5 m Hs in swell)

Main characteristics

Length overall25,6 m
Length between P.P 21,7 m
Load Line Length 21,7 m
Width overall 10,4 m
Draught off cushion 2,1 m
Draught on cushion 0,7 m
Dead weight 10 ton

Performance

Max. speed 40 kn
Cruising speed 35 kn
Cruising speed @ 1,5m Hs 25 kn

Economy operation

Economy speed @ 85 % MCR 35 kn
Fuel consumption 16,5 l/nm
Range @ 8m3 500 nm @ 8m3 500 nm

Machinery

Main engines 2 x 1081 kW
Aux. engines 2 x 27 kW
Lift fan engines 2 x 360 kW
Propulsion Water jets

Capacities

Fuel oil 8 m3
Fresh water 1 m3
Fresh water 1 m3 Grey water 1 m3
Black water 0,5 m3
Ballast (seawater trim) 4 m3
Fuel oil transfer for trimming of vessel

Deck

Cargo crane SWL 480kg @ 5.7m
Cargo capacity 2 ton
Deck load 1.0 ton/m2
Storage capacity on deck30 m2
Lashing points in cargo zone
Storage capacity for charterer

Electronic and navigational equipment

AIS
Radar X band
Electronic chart
Internet
VSAT
Crewfinder system
CCTV
Video Screens
GMDSS A1/A2

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