Bourbon Aims to Step Up Crew Boat Comfort
Offshore personnel transport provider Bourbon Mobility said it is proposing services inspired by the aviation industry for its customers.
The company has called on the expertise of the PEUGEOT Design Lab for the design of new cabins developed in a range of three comfort levels: Business Class, Premium and Eco. Designers created a cabin layout that guarantees optimal safety, VIP comfort seats and ergonomic storage.
“We want to establish new standards of comfort for offshore personnel transport inspired by the aviation industry,” said François Lesle, CEO of Bourbon Mobility. “We want to assert Bourbon Mobility services as an alternative to helicopter transport: safer, more reliable, more comfortable and cost-efficient.”
The first prototype of a long distance 36-meter Crewliner vessel equipped with a Business Class cabin for 46 passengers will be delivered in early 2020. The future cabins will be built directly onto existing vessels in a plug and play mode, along the way from mid-2020.
Designers at the PEUGEOT Design Lab carefully chose every detail of the future Bourbon Mobility cabins.
Passengers will benefit from increased safety. Seats include handles, making it easier for passengers to move about the cabin in rough seas. Large aisles encourage a smooth flow of traffic. Two large screens display safety messages. Life vests are visible and easily accessible.
The comfort is similar to Business Class in a constrained offshore environment. Seats are equipped with vertical supports, deep headrests and calf rests. Cushions reduce vibrations from the vessel. Seats recline significantly, leaving significant legroom. Large windows allow for increased brightness
Every detail is ergonomic, Bourbon said. Closed storage and lighting are located in the ceiling of the cabin. A tablet stand and USB plug on the back of each chair allows passengers to enjoy WiFi and new various entertainment services, offered to passengers on demand.