Potential Applications



The Wind Farm Market

Latest data published in January 2015 by the European Wind Energy Association details that during 2014 there was a 19.6% growth in installed offshore wind turbines in the 11 European countries bring the total number to 2,498 turbines generating 8GW of power. The outlook for 2015 and 2016 is further 36% increase in generating capacity to 10.9 GW.

All of this additional capacity will require vessels to support and service them. Nauti-Craft is well placed to be part of this exponential growth in offshore wind. This momentum is starting to carry over to North America with a number of states in the USA starting to look at mandating the installation of renewable energy capacity.

Low oil pricing does not appear to be impacting on the growth of this market as it is largely driven by the push to reduce carbon emissions and achieve energy independence.

Germanisher Lloyd Stated in a 2013 study that “Market outlook of offshore wind turbine installations until year 2023; currently around 1GW is being installed annually rising to 5GW - this means 250 to 1,000 turbines installed per year” Supporting this current level of installation is approximately 370 Wind Farm Service Vessels. Industry observers are suggesting the global installed capacity of offshore windfarms will grow from a 2015 capacity of 10GW to 60 GW by 2023. This suggests a similar increase in the number of Wind Farm Service Vessels growing from a current fleet of around 400 to over 2000 in 8 years time.

Based on the benefits that the nauti-craft™ technology offers, Nauti-Craft is perfectly positioned to become the technology of choice in vessels that service the offshore wind farm market.

Recreational Markets

nauti-craft™ technology has widespread applications in the recreational market. Just as automotive customers are demanding improved levels of handling and comfort, boat’ees are searching for a solution for rough and uncomfortable recreational boating. nauti-craft™ technology also provides the additional benefits of greater stability during embarkation and disembarkation and when the vessel is at rest or on station.

Recreational applications range from small one or two person craft akin to a small quad bike on water to large luxury cruising vessels that offer ultimate levels of smoothness and refinement.

Nauti-Craft is currently engaged with a boat building customer that is designing and building a luxury high speed QUAD-maran as a “high end” recreational craft.

This vessel will result in a show piece product demonstrating the key benefits of nauti-craft™ technology in a recreational market. The customer has the capability to build boats in high volume and is capable of meeting the market demand in a high value niche market
APPLICATION
BENEFITS
UNIQUE SELLING PROPOSITION
Small Recreational Craft - (SRC) High speed, high manoeuvrability, high comfort, fun vessel A new form of fun craft “like a FI car on water”
Luxury pleasure craft - (LPC) High speed, high comfort, high end day boat market The WOW factor, the high end new toy for the mega wealthy
Commercial Fishing Vessel - (CFV) High speed, comfort, sea-keeping, platforms with various configurations Comfortable at speed, versatile, safer
Recreational Fishing Vessel - (RFV) High speed, comfort, sea-keeping, platforms with various configurations Comfortable at speed, versatile, safer
Crew Transfer Vessel (Daughter Craft) - (CTV) High speed, high comfort, Deck Attitude Control for transfer and launch, retrieval Comfortable at speed, safe crew transfer in large sea state
Wind Farm Service Vessel - (WFSV) High speed, high comfort. Deck Attitude Control for transfer. Various configuration options Comfortable at speed, safe crew transfer in large sea state
Oil rig support vessel (Offshore Support Vessel) High speed, high comfort. Deck Attitude Control for transfer. Various configuration options Comfortable at speed, safe crew transfer in large sea state
Cruise ship tender High speed, high comfort. Deck Attitude Control for transfer. Various configuration options Comfortable at speed, safe crew transfer in large sea state
Pilot Vessel High speed, high comfort. Deck Attitude Control for transfer. Various configuration options Comfortable at speed, safe crew transfer in large sea state
High Speed Military Vessel High speed, high comfort, Deck Attitude Control for transfer and weapon platforms. Various configuration options Comfortable at speed, safe crew transfer in large sea state
Coast Guard Vessel High speed, high comfort, Deck Attitude Control for transfer and weapon platforms. Various configuration options Comfortable at speed, safe crew transfer in large sea state
High Speed Passenger Ferry High speed, high comfort. Deck Attitude Control for transfer. Various configuration options Comfortable at speed, safe crew transfer in large sea state