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The vessels can reduce 20% fuel consumption. (Image source: Bourbon Mobility)

Oil and gas passenger transport provider Bourbon Mobility has announced a major investment with Piriou to receive six new crewboats for operation in West Africa 

Designed with versatility and sustainability in mind, these vessels have been made to reduce 20% fuel consumption as it will have real-time data analysis enabled for continuous monitoring of engine operating parameters.

Besides ensuring energy efficiency, the vessels are comfortable, providing seats that are equipped with USB plugs for 50 to 70 passengers, depending on configuration. 

Offering two deck spaces for cargo (40m2 at the stern and 20m2 at the front), the boats run a length of 27 m and a maximum speed of 30 kts. 

The modern and optimised features that comes along with the fleet's modular quality are the result of a research and development project spearheaded by Bourbon Mobility teams in collaboration with the MAURIC naval architecture firm for the surfer's conception and design, in particular for the vessel's hydrodynamic lines and its optimised propulsion system and the Piriou shipyard for the construction.

The unique propulsion system allows maneuverability and easy navigation of the vessels. In a completely revamped avatar, the navigation equipment now comprises of latest features such as radar and electronic chart, and assures high-quality visibility for the pilot. 

The vessels will be delivered by 2025.