Sima Charters takes delivery of C-Truk designVessel & ROV News // November 5, 2012
Dutch-owned Sima Charters has taken delivery of the latest vessel to join its fleet, a CTruk 20T multi-purpose catamaran.
SC Buzzard is the tenth vessel to be completed at the Brightlingsea yard in two years.
Ruud Lievaart, owner of Sima Charters, said of C-Truk: "I was impressed with their drive to innovate in this sector. The weight-saving on CTruk’s composite cats makes it possible for us to offer robust workboats that are extremely fuel efficient. In today’s offshore wind support market that is a contract-winning factor.”
SC Buzzard was officially named at Brightlingsea on Friday 2 November. The vessel features the patent-applied flexible pod system developed by CTruk to enhance versatility as well as a large volume fuel transfer system.
The 18.5m catamaran is likely to start her working life in UK waters, possibly moving on to Belgian or German offshore projects next year.