St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, Fla., delivered the first of two Jones Act-compliant Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) ordered by Atlantic Wind Transfers. The delivery marks the third CTV built by St. Johns Ship Building within the past six months. The 80’x28.4’ aluminum catamaran, Atlantic Resolute, was designed by UK-based naval architect Chartwell Marine Ltd. as part of their Ambitious-Class. St. Johns has now built and delivered both Incat and Chartwell-designed CTVs.

“We are pleased to add the delivery of the Atlantic Resolute to the growing list of CTVs built and delivered by St. Johns Ship Building,” said Joe Rella, president of St. Johns Ship Building. “The completion and delivery of this Chartwell-designed vessel exemplifies the shipyard's versatility in building a wide variety of vessels and designs and is a result of the dedication and hard work of our skilled workforce.”

Main propulsion comes from two MAN V12-1400CR engines connected to HM651 Hamilton waterjets through ZF 3050 marine gears. Ship’s service power come from twin Cummins Onan 29kW generators. St. Johns Shipbuilding did not provide the vessel’s speed capabilities. The Atlantic Resolute holds a passenger capacity of 24, including three-to-four crew members, and it will operate under USCG Subchapter L.   

In a press release, St. Johns Ship Building reiterated its modernized shipbuilding capabilities and its investment in new talent to allow for the efficient concurrent production of multiple vessels. The yard was acquired in 2022 by Americraft Marine, a maritime company of the Libra Group. St. Johns is part of a global network with assets and operations in nearly 60 countries.

The company also noted its commitment to delivering innovative assets and facilitating high-tech advancements, advancing sustainability by producing CTVs, which are essential for servicing wind farm turbines at sea. These specialized tenders and support vessels support the future use of modern unmanned craft at sea and barges that can collect vital data to drive energy and transport efficiencies, the company stated. 

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