SEACOR CrewZer Class The Future of Offshore Transportation
The SEACOR CrewZer Class, launched in 2007, is a fleet of state-of-the-art passenger transport vessels used in oilfield passenger and cargo transfer to exploration and production platforms around the world. The vessels' catamaran design provides for a very stable and comfortable ride at speeds of 40+ knots, more than twice that of traditional crewboats or fast supply vessels. The design is also approximately 30% more fuel-efficient, resulting in lower per-seat-mile cost when compared to conventional crew transport vessels.
Equipped with DP3 and cutting-edge navigation and communications technology as well as satellite-link remote diagnostic capabilities, the CrewZer Class is designed to be one of the world's safest crew transport vehicles. Four Crewzer Class vessels are currently in service: Cheetah, Cougar, Lynx and Leopard; with Puma scheduled to be in service in the first quarter of 2017, and Panther to follow a few months later.
Capable of carrying 150 passengers, the vessels are equipped with amenities previously unheard of in oilfield transportation, including first-class reclining seats, a snack bar, a conference room, wireless internet and large-screen televisions. The vessels are also equipped with ride-control technology providing for a smooth ride at high speeds in aggressive sea states.
FIFI-1 firefighting systems are installed in CrewZer vessels, and newer versions of the Class are also equipped with chemical dispersant booms for oil spills. The vessels have 100+ tons of deck cargo capacity.
With its high speed, cargo capabilities and passenger capacity, the CrewZer Class is ideal for deepwater hotshot missions, platform evacuations and emergency situations. The vessels' versatility, redundant systems and passenger amenities have set new standards for the industry.