Seacor Marine Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SMHI) (SEACOR) unveils the first of a new fleet of Fast Support Vessels (FSV), focused on enhanced passenger comfort and increased speed.
The M/V Ava J McCall offers passengers a cabin arrangement that simulates first-class airline seating. It is the first and only monohull in the industry equipped with a first class “pod” seating configuration.
With 56 seats, the vessel provides passengers with privacy and other comforts including folding tray tables, reading light and foot rest. The seats are much wider than the industry standard and will recline 60 degrees within the pod. Other amenities include USB power for charging personal electronic devices, wifi access, satellite TV and low-tone LED lighting, which provides a more relaxed atmosphere.
The passenger area is also equipped with a galley, which offers refrigerated storage for quick service meals and beverages as well as a coffee and snack bar available to all passengers. In addition to this new concept seating, the vessel also has a conference table in the passenger area with seating for 12. Passenger comfort is further increased with a stabilizer and ride control system that reduces the motion of the vessel affording passengers the most comfortable ride in the industry.
The 13,500 horsepower propulsion system onboard the M/V Ava J McCall allows the vessel to achieve a maximum speed of 38 knots, far above the industry standard. The vessel was also built with ABS Class 2 Kongsberg dynamic positioning system and the vessel’s 8 thrusters provide excellent station keeping and system redundancy.
The Ava J McCall was built by Gulf Craft in Franklin, LA, one of the most experienced and capable shipyards in the U.S., and was engineered by Incat Crowther, an Australia company with office in Lafayette, LA.
Source: Seacor Marine