There are many cases when professional work boats are necessary to safeguard crew movements. For example you may work in the shipping industry and need to safely transfer people from shore to offshore designated anchorages. In addition, you may need to transport crew to installations such as drilling rigs or work platforms. Whatever the case, you need to ensure you hire the right vessel and professional operators.
When you choose a work boat the first thing you need to look at is the capacity. Will the vessel have enough space to accommodate your whole crew or will you need to arrange multiple trips?
Another important thing to think about is the range. Most work boats will have ranges between 40 and 50 miles. This should be sufficient for most offshore requirements but you need to ensure it will work for you.
Thirdly, you also need to think about how much space there is for carrying cargo. Your crew may bring heavy equipment with them as they move between shore and an offshore installation or vessel. The work boat must have the space to store all of these items. It must also be able to bear the weight.
Safety is yet another vital thing to consider. The work boat must have the right metacentric height (GM). If it is too high the trips can be very uncomfortable for passengers because it means the boat will have a quick roll response. A sufficient but not excessively high GM means minimal acceleration and a smoother ride.
Hire work boats from a reliable specialist
Safety Boat Services is a reputable company with a wealth of experience. We work throughout the UK and Europe, delivering the best solutions for all kinds of needs. This can include crew transport to drilling rigs, offshore surveys, and various marine construction projects.
What makes our team really stand out is the array of different work boats we have to choose from. We make it very easy for our clients to find the perfect boat for them, whether it is a short term contract or an ongoing job. We also offer professional, experienced crews.
If you have any questions or want to talk to us about arranging a service, please get in touch. You can find out contact details here.