Chartwell Marine has been awarded a contract to design and deliver a new hybrid crewboat for High Speed Transfers.
The catamaran vessel, which will provide dedicated support for the offshore wind sector, is set to be built locally in the UK by Isle of Wight yard Diverse Marine, which was awarded the build contract following a competitive global tender process.
The vessel’s hybrid propulsion system will incorporate an electric motor alongside a diesel engine, which drive a high-performance changeable pitch propeller (CPP) system. At low speeds, this allows for silent, zero-emissions operation, enabling the vessel to comply with port air quality requirements.
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