Ireland’s First Catamaran Wind Farm Service Craft Under Construction

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the start of construction of a 27m Catamaran Wind Farm Service Vessel. The third in Penguin’s Windflex 27 series, the vessel has been sold to Irish operator Farra Marine. The vessel offers excellent speed, deadweight, and seakeeping, making it capable of many roles in the Offshore Wind industry.

The vessel features two working decks. A large working deck forward can accommodate up to 4 x 10ft containers of 2 x 20 ft and is equipped with a deck crane. The aft deck can accommodate a 10ft container. Both decks multiple tie-down points for flexibility, accommodating every possible requirement or spares and equipment. The vessel has a deadweight above 50t.

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Inside the main cabin is a large wet room with multiple showers, toilets, and lockers. The main deck passenger space is large and open, with forwarding visibility, seating 24 personnel in comfortable suspended seats.

The upper deck features an elevated wheelhouse with commanding views over the bow, for safe transfer operations, behind which is a crew space with the mess, bathroom, and food preparation space.

The hulls feature 2 single crew cabins per side and bathrooms.

The Incat Crowther 27 is powered by quad Scania DI16 077M, each producing 662kW. Propulsion is via quad Hamilton 521 waterjets, giving the vessel excellent maneuverability. It will have an operating speed in excess of 29 knots.

The design is compliant with European regulations for the transfer of 24 offshore workers and will be classed with BV. It will be the first in the Farra Marine fleet and be the first such vessel operating under the Irish flag.

Penguin Shipyard commenced construction on the 3rd of September with delivery expected Q2 2021.



  • Length Overall: 88’ 11” / 27.1m
  • Length Waterline: 81’ 9” / 24.9m
  • Beam Overall: 29’ 7” / 9.0m
  • Draft (hull): 4’ 7” / 1.4m
  • Depth: 12’ 8” / 3.85m
  • Construction: Marine grade aluminium CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Oil: 9378 gallons / 35 500 litres
  • Fresh Water: 924 gallons / 3 500 litres
  • Sullage: 660 gallons / 2 500 litres
  • Personnel: 24
  • Crew: 4


  • Speed (Service): 29 knots
  • Speed (Max): 31 knots
  • Main Engines: 4 x Scania DI16 077M
  • Power: 4 x 662kW @ 2300rpm
  • Propulsion: 4 x Hamilton HM521 water jets
  • Generators: 2 x Cummins Onan 40MDDCF REGULATORY
  • Flag: Ireland
  • Class / Survey: BV

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