Sprinter 26


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.

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Operating range of WAVECRAFT ™ vessels exceeds industry norm.



General Arrangement for Sprinter 26

Technical specifications


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


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


Hull materialComposite Sandwich Materials
Main operationCrew Transfer Vessel –12h/24-7
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 (in transit)0,7 m
Dead weight 10 ton


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


Main engines 2 x 1081 kW
Aux. engines 2 x 27 kW
Lift fan engines 1 x 500 kW
Propulsion Water jets


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


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

Radar X band
Electronic chart
Crewfinder system
Video Screens

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