Construction has started on Ireland’s first 27m Catamaran Wind Farm Service Vessel. The third in Penguin’s Windflex 27 series, the vessel has been sold to Irish operator Farra Marine. The vessel offers excellent speed, deadweight and seakeeping, making it capable of many roles in the Offshore Wind industry. The vessel features two working decks, both with multiple tie-down points for flexibility, and a deadweight above 50t. The Incat Crowther 27 is powered by quad Scania DI16 077M, each producing 662kW. Propulsion is via quad Hamilton 521 waterjets, and it will have an operating speed in excess of 29 knots. Penguin Shipyard commenced construction on the 3rd September with delivery expected Q2 2021.