Built by Lyme Boats in the U.K., Santa Ana is a 17.5 m Incat Crowther catamaran specifically designed for the wind farm service industry. Operator P&O Maritime Services saw the potential of the proven Incat Crowther hullform for wind farm service, and worked closely with the shipbuilder and Incat Crowther to develop the vessel's design.
Santa Ana recently completed extensive sea keeping trials, which were endorsed by vessel operators on board for the trials. "We are extremely happy to have her in the water to show the world what she can do," said Lyme Boats principal Brian Pogson. "Everybody worked very hard on the development and construction of Santa Ana, so we are justifiable proud to hit the market with a real boat built for rea loperators."
Santa Ana is distinguishable by its twin cargo areas, one aft and one on the foredeck. The aft cargo area has space for a 10 foot sea container, and has a capacity of 10 tonnes. The foredeck cargo zone has capacity for 4 tonnes. The vessel is specifically designed to interface with wind farm pylons, allowing transfer of crew and cargo over the bow, stern or alongside.
To enhance the flexibility of the vessel, there are crane bases located on the foredeck, as well as the upperdeck outboard. This will allow the operator to configure the crane location as necessary for the contracted service.
Between the two cargo areas, the main cabin has comfortable seating for 12 passengers with tables,lockers, a large galley and lounge, as well as wet room and shower facilities.
On the upper deck is the wheelhouse with excellent vision of both cargo areas. Safety is enhanced byf "pilot-style" windows in the forward wheelhouse roof that allow the operator to observe the platform and crew heading up the turbine ladder.
Accessed from the main deck cabin, the hulls feature tank spaces amidships and two twin cabins each side forward.
Length Overall: 17.5 m
Length Waterline: 17.14 m
Beam: 7.5 m
Fuel: 4,000 liters
Fresh Water: 1,000 liters
Sullage: 250 liters
Deadweight: 20 tonnes
Service Speed: 25 knots
Maximum Speed: 29 knots
Main Engines: 2 x Scania DI16 42M
Installed Power: 2 x 750 hp @ 2,100 rpm
Propulsion: 2 x Propellers
Generators: 1 x Onan 13.5 ekW
Construction Material: Marine Grade Aluminum
Flag: UK MCA SCV Category 1 / Workboat
March 23, 2011