Strategic Marine signs 3-vessel order for Chartwell


Strategic Marine has signed an order to build three Brevity-class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) from Chartwell Marine. The Brevity-class 27-meter catamaran design forms part of Chartwell’s offshore wind support vessel range.

A rendering of the Brevity-class vessel. (Courtesy: Strategic Marine)

The Brevity has a capacity of 32 personnel. It responds to the need in the offshore wind support market for a high-powered CTV capable of cost-effective and low-emissions operation. Multiple crew configurations enable flexibility in space planning and enhance comfort necessary for longer offshore stays.

The three Brevity CTVs are meant for a new client for the Singapore based shipbuilder, and the order shows a vote of confidence from Strategic Marine in Chartwell’s class-leading design expertise. As the first Chartwell project to be launched in Asia, the Brevity trio will enter a new proving ground in the continent’s offshore wind support market.

“Strategic Marine is a key player in the region, and we’re proud to be able to work with them on our own designs, alongside their current CTV roster,” said Rob Sime, principal naval architect at Chartwell Marine. “Our offshore wind range is built to be a one-stop shop to meet the varying and increasingly complex needs of the industry, and we hope we can offer some of that support to the ongoing growth of green energy in Asia.”

“Strategic Marine is committed to building vessels that will accelerate the growth of the offshore wind industry,” said Chan Eng Yew, Strategic Marine CEO. “The quality of our materials and expertise go hand in hand with Chartwell’s design philosophy of efficiency and adaptability.”

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