Seacor Marine christens first CrewZer class vesselVessel & ROV News // April 24, 2009
Seacor Cheetah was christened in February.
Seacor Marine christened its first CrewZer class vessel, Seacor Cheetah, in Galveston, Texas on February 12th.
Joyce McCall, wife of nearly fifty years to offshore industry pioneer Norman McCall, acted as the vessel's sponsor in recognition of her life-long contribution to the McCall legacy.
Seacor Cheetah was designed to provide customers with a faster and more stable delivery platform than the industry standard, said the company.
After examining various hull types, Seacor chose the catamaran's twin-hull design for its ability to reach top speeds in excess of 40 knots while increasing passenger comfort and safety.
"Seacor Cheetah enables logistics managers to establish efficient loop-style routes between high-traffic platforms and shore-base operations," said the company. "Following an evaluation of several personnel transfer methods, Seacor selected Reflex Marine to develop the 9-person Frog personnel transfer system."
"Built at Gulf Craft shipyard, the vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, communications and navigation systems. Its DP2 rating, combined with its wide, stable work deck allows the vessel to hold station in weather conditions where other vessels simply could not work."
"We believe Seacor Cheetah represents a truly innovative addition to Seacor's crewboat fleet and a culmination of a sustained period of pioneering development," said Robert Clemons, Vice President, Seacor Marine.