An exciting new design of crew boat destined for operation in West Africa is the first to be built using advanced air lift to enhance performance.
This pioneering design has been developed by the French builder Advanced Aerodynamic Vessels (AAV) and is based on a catamaran hull with the cross deck shaped like a giant aerofoil wing to generate the lift that allows high performance.
This striking looking design has been developed for the operator Peschaud International and follows from extensive trials with smaller versions of the concept that have proved the potential of the concept. This 15.3 metre crew boat has been developed following a detailed specification from Peschaud and it had to meet the requirements of the oil company, the flag state and class standards. Peschaud also requested waterjet propulsion, business class standards of seating and a large space per passenger.