February 14, 2008
Seacor Marine christens catamaran crewboat
Seacor Marine LLC, a subsidiary of Seacor Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CKH) christened its first CrewZer Class vessel, the SEACOR CHEETAH, in Galveston, Texas on Tuesday.
M/V SEACOR CHEETAH is a 170 foot catamaran capable of carrying 150 passengers. Its twin-hull design allows a top speed in excess of 40-knots—more than twice that of conventional crewboats.
Built at Gulf Craft shipyard, the SEACOR CHEETAH is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, communications and navigation systems.
Seacor Marine says that its DP-2 rating, combined with its wide, stable work deck allows the vessel to hold station in weather conditions where other vessels simply could not work. Designed and built to meet the specific demands of the oil and gas industry, the vessel is described by Seacor Marine as a "powerful logistics tool that allows Logistics Managers to establish efficient loop-style routes between high-traffic platforms and shore-base operations."
Lots more, including specs and videos, at http://www.seacormarine.com/crewzer