INCAT Crowther last month delivered a new purpose-built 32-metre catamaran CTV to Goldsea Marine & Offshore Engineering (Shanghai).

The vessel, called Incat Crowther 32, will be put to use transporting up to 12 technicians and six crew to and from the company’s offshore wind assets.

AFAI Southern Shipyard in Guangzhou built the vessel.

The handover of the CTV follows recent sea trials that confirmed the vessel’s performance.

Incat Crowther designed the vessel for offshore conditions in China. The main deck features four crew cabins, two bathrooms and a large technician seating area with refreshment space. Internal storage for equipment is provided, as well as a large foredeck cargo zone.

The upper deck has two cabins, a bathroom, a large crew mess, pantry and an elevated wheelhouse that provides excellent visibility in almost any offshore conditions.

Incat Crowther’s resilient bow technology ensures safe landings and transfers during wave height conditions in excess of two metres.

Below deck is a workshop, a utility room, additional storage and laundry facilities. The vessel is also prepared for a deck crane capable of lifting two tonnes at a reach of 10 metres.

The vessel is designed to work and stay offshore for extended periods and has a large deadweight capacity to allow this functionality.

Incat Crowther managing director – Europe said the vessel was tailored to provide comfortable, safe and efficient transportation for Goldsea.

“Incat Crowther has collaborated extensively with Goldsea and our long-term partners at AFAI Southern Shipyard on this project, and we are delighted with the results,” he said.

“This vessel heralds a new era in China’s offshore wind industry and ensures Goldsea remains ahead of the game.”