UK builder launches second crewboat in series

NR Alpha (Photo: Diverse Marine)
NR Alpha (Photo: Diverse Marine)

UK boatbuilder Diverse Marine has launched the second crewboat in a series ordered by local offshore support company NR Marine Services. NR Alpha is a sister vessel to NR Predator, which was delivered in March this year.

The all-aluminium crewboat has an LOA of 27.6 metres, a beam of 9.8 metres, a draught of 2.4 metres, a depth of five metres, and space for 24 technicians and four crewmembers. A 100-square-metre open deck can carry two 10-foot containers or cargo totalling 30 tonnes. The open deck also has a crane and a dedicated area for dangerous goods.

The vessel boasts a hull form that incorporates an ultra-fine entry for excellent head sea performance and tower access but with high reserves of buoyancy above the main chine. This allows for equally good following and stern quarter seakeeping performance.

NR Alpha is powered by quad Volvo IPS 1050 IMO Tier III drives that deliver speeds of up to 30 knots. The crewboat can also transfer personnel safely to turbines in wave heights of 1.75 metres and above.

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