Essex-based CTruk is now the second largest producer of crew transfer vessels. The company’s success can be attributed to investment in design and its policy of working closely with clients to ensure that CTruk craft meet and exceed the demanding requirements of the commercial marine sector.
In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of the burgeoning European offshore wind industry, CTruk is offering what it believes to be an ideal solution, a 26 metre semi SWATH vessel in collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee.
The company is planning to build this proven hull form in advanced composite, giving the enhanced seakeeping benefits of SWATH technology and the load-carrying capacity of a catamaran alongside increased power and speed gained from weight saving composite. The 26.3 metre semi SWATH design offers significant improvements in motion levels over conventional vessels and, powered by 2 x MTU 12V engines, the composite version of this proven vessel is expected to achieve 25 knots fully loaded (maximum speed 29 knots).
CTruk will enhance the semi Swath design with its patented reconfigurable deck to offer three versions: crew transfer vessel, 60 passenger crew supply vessel and hydrographic survey including accommodation.