WAVECRAFT™ Sprinter 28 is part of next generation of lightweight composite vessels for high speed crew transport that has been designed to maximize the availability of offshore wind turbines at competitive costs
Sprinter 28 is the next-generation wind service CTV, based on more than 30 Years of successful SES technology from Umoe Mandal – experience that has been incorporated into the Sprinter 28 design.
The Sprinter 28 is lighter, faster and offers improved fuel economy and comfort levels compared to previous designs,
Sprinter 28 is available in different engine configurations; Dual engine, Quad Engine and is also available in different Hybrid solutions. Sprinter 28 is a flexible platform with respect to be able to accommodate several superstructures, different layouts to accommodate ship owners’ requirements to number of pax, crew facilities and designs.
In the Sprinter 28 design Umoe Mandal have designed an extreme high speed crew transfer vessel for transportation of service personnel to offshore wind farms which offer the highest speed in the market, excellent seakeeping and manoeuvrability, supreme passenger comfort and safe access to offshore wind turbines even in high sea states.
Like all WAVECRAFT™, these vessels are based on proven surface-effect ship (SES) and an air-cushion catamaran technologies, using an active vertical motion damping system.
Our unique motion damping system consists of two fully-automatic sub-modes: Boarding Control System (BCSTM) and Ride Control System (RCS). The two modes are easily switched between on the operator interface touchscreen according to required operating mode, either Transit or Boarding.
RCS reduces wave-induced vertical motion, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride. When approaching a turbine, BCS™ is activated, reducing heave and pitch motions to a minimum. This enables personnel to step onto the turbine safely and simply.