Navalu has launched the SeaFox, an offshore wind farm service catamaran, for the UK wind farm service provider Enviro-serve.
Working in close collaboration with Enviro-serve, Navalu's in-house design team have been able to produce a crew boat, designated the NxS 24, which meets the demands of wind farm service operators who require speed, good sea-keeping, low fuel consumption and maximum reliability.
The vessel is powered by four separate engines driving four independent propulsion lines. Even with an engine or drive line failure, the NxS 24 will be able to operate effectively while maintaining a reasonable speed.
The SeaFox is designed to remain on location offshore for long periods of time. Special attention was paid to power conservation with such details as LED for both interior and exterior lighting, as well as search lights. In crew transport mode, the vessel can carry 12 technicians on suspension seats. The main cabin will have plugs for computers and will feature flat-screen televisions.
Just under 24m in length with a 9.7m beam, the NxS 24 can carry 12t of cargo. Deck equipment includes a Guerra M 60 hydraulic crane and a transom A frame with two-tonne lift capacity.
The design allows for multiple use and Navalu prides itself on the ability to design and build to a client's requirements.