Blount Boats Launches Crew Vessel for Block Island Wind Farm

“Atlantic Pioneer,” seen at Blount Boats in Warren. Photo courtesy of Atlantic Wind Transfers
“Atlantic Pioneer,” seen at Blount Boats in Warren. Photo courtesy of Atlantic Wind Transfers

EastBayRI.com: One of the most elaborate boats ever built in the East Bay [RI] will steam down the Warren River some time this week, bound first for Quonset Point and, ultimately, for the nation’s first wind farm off the coast of Block Island.

Built to withstand tough seas and a ton of abuse, Blount Boats’ 69’ aluminum crew support catamaran American Pioneer will transport workers back and forth from the five-turbine wind farm currently under construction off the coast of Block Island. It is being built for Rhode Island Fast Ferry, which is providing crew transport services for Block Island Wind Farm.

Read more about the new vessel built by RI-based Blount Shipyards.