Piriou's Vietnam Shipyard, SEAS, Delivers FPSV 'Bourbon Norte'
'Bourbon Norte' is the 4th in a series of 53m offshore Fast Passenger & Supply Vessel (FPSV) for Bourbon.
These four units delivered to Bourbon, the first ships in a brand new series, are the largest in the multipurpose range of FPSVs developed by Piriou which includes vessels from 19 to 53m.
These new designs offer a series of particularly sought after characteristics:
• Improved lightship and loaded speeds with constant consumption
• Improved economy regime consumption
• Improved passenger comfort with a "business class" cabin as a possible option
These versatile aluminium ships are to be used for the offshore oil industry and allow the transport of personnel and freight on the deck.
Pascal Piriou said "After 9 months of operation, our 53m FPSV prototype has lived up to its ambitions. It is economical both in terms of purchase and operating costs, ergonomic and has a remarkable, attractive design. The vessel is therefore a success, and we intend to capitalise on it in the very near future with new orders and with smaller versions, starting in particular with a 40m model".