Blount Boats Unveils Crew Transfer Vessel for BI 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

Block Island Times: A unique marine vessel with a catamaran hull that possesses the power to displace enough water to fill an Olympic size swimming pool in under 10 seconds with one thrust of its engines, can adhere itself to the steel foundation at the wind farm site — leaving the vessel suspended in mid-air by utilizing its specially designed rubber bow — will soon be cruising in the waters off Block Island.

That’s according to Charlie Donadio, Jr., speaking of his new boat, the Atlantic Pioneer, being built by Blount Boats in Warren [RI] to service the Deepwater Wind Block Island Wind Farm. “It’s great to be affiliated with Deepwater Wind on this project. We’re giving them the latest and greatest crew transfer vessel in the world,” said Donadio, during an interview with The Block Island Times at the Blount Boats shipyard in Warren.

Read more about the new crew transfer boats being built by Blount Boats of Warren, RI.