She is a 21m DNV-GL class Windfarm support/crew transfer vessel designed to maximise passenger safety and comfort and is a multi-purpose workboat specifically for the offshore windfarm application. She can carry 12 passengers and up to 3 crew and was built in 2012 by South Boats only a short distance from where I took the photograph.
She has a full aluminium hull and is 21.1m long with a 7.4m maximum beam and 1.2m draft. Displacement is 42 tonnes. Machinery comprises 2 x MTU 10V2000 M72 with Ultra Dynamics UJ575 Water Jets and a Onan 17.5kw auxillary generator. Service speed is 24 knots with a sprint speed of 26 knots.
Seacat reliance is operated by Seacat Services who are based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and who operate a fleet of multi-purpose offshore energy support vessels. All their vessels are designed and constructed to conduct fast, smooth and comfortable transport of persons and goods from the shore to the wind farm and vice versa in the toughest of Northern Europe’s marine environments. Every vessel in the fleet is able to operate up to 150Nm offshore. The company has successfully completed contracts in UK, German and Danish waters.
Call Sign: 2FMH3