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Longtime IHS member. President of Searider Inc. supporting the design, construction and operation of advanced marine vehicles for over 35 years.

Dinner Meeting 170928 on SWATH Crew Transfer Vessel Design and Operations J. William McFann President, Island Engineering, Inc.

The offshore wind power industry is expanding at a remarkable rate, and operators are achieving large reductions in operational costs. A key factor is the ability to place technicians and repair parts onto an offshore turbine in adverse sea conditions. In just the past two years, the SWATH CTV (crew transfer vessel) has proven to be one of the most effective crew transfer vessels in operation. Superior passenger comfort, dependable speed, and the ability to conduct transfers in much higher seas than the catamarans and monohulls have resulted in a flurry of orders.

The presentation included actual operational experience to date as well as some of the results of the extensive model tank testing comparing different CTV types, including SES. Several new designs for larger SWATH offshore support vessels will also be introduced.

A copy of the Presentation will be posted on the website shortly.