Danish Yachts to Build Commercial Offshore Craft as Well as Superyachts

A Danish superyacht builder is diversify by launching a new range of offshore construction and maintenance vessels.

Danish Yachts have said the first boat in their Seastrider range will be SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) design, and therefore operable in “almost all weather conditions”.

“It will be the first SWATH boat to be built in carbon fibre, thereby creating improved fuel efficiency and ensuring minimum impact when mooring up at an offshore unit,” the Skagen-based shipyard said.

Company CEO Henry Kierkegaard said: “We are delighted to be working on this project to provide a new generation of service vessels to the offshore wind turbine industry.”

He added: “It is significant that this is the first ever service vessel to be designed and built with an active ballast tank system; this means that the passenger experience on board will be even more stable on transfer to and from the wind towers.”

The new range (pictured) will be owned by Offshore Windservice the Norwegian firm that has ordered the first craft  said: “A key factor for our support fleet is stability in a large seaway and the ability to transfer between the towers at speed in severe conditions, vastly reducing downtime for the maintenance teams while on operational duties at the wind farms.”