Mon, 12 December 2016
South Boats IOW Limited (designer), Blount Boats (builder), and Atlantic Wind Transfers (operator) have jointly won ‘The Most Significant Vessel of the Year 2016’ award at the International Workboat Show in the USA.
South Boats IOW Ltd has developed trans-Atlantic relations with Blount Boats, Rhode Island, USA to build under licence its South Boats IOW 21m Wind Farm Support Vessel design for Atlantic Wind Transfers’ operations. The first US built offshore wind service vessel started operation of its crew vessel at the Block Island Deepwater wind farm in May 2016.
The company views this UK Export agreement of its high quality product as a significant advancement in the growth of its businesses and customer support services. The kitted design is an excellent opportunity for South Boats IOW to forge new worldwide partnerships.
Andy Page (Head Naval Architect) said “Wining this award is testament to the collaborative effort between South Boats IOW Limited, Blount Boats and Atlantic Wind Transfers. It was a lovely day to reflect on a very enjoyable project with a fantastic team! We look forward to a good future with our American partners as well as starting new international projects!”
Charles A. Donadio, Jr. (President) of Atlantic Wind Transfers said “Our company is excited to have partnered with both South Boats and Blount Boats to build this first Offshore Support Vessel in the U.S., we look forward to leading the way in the US Offshore Wind Support sector”