Farra Marine leverages fleet monitoring technology to strengthen customer base


Farra Marine, a Dublin-based specialist crew transfer vessel (CTV) operator in the offshore wind sector, is using Reygar’s BareFLEET vessel monitoring system to provide critical performance and vessel availability data to its growing customer base.

BareFLEET is up and running across Farra’s entire operational fleet. Based on positive customer feedback, is it also set for installation on seven more CTVs in build with the Penguin International shipyard in Singapore.

“Our ethos with the fleet is to monitor, identify, improve and reduce. BareFLEET has been key in enabling enhanced fuel efficiencies and improved passenger comfort across the board,” explained Martin Rice, Farra Marine CEO.

“We have been able to demonstrate the performance credentials of our ‘Windflex’ CTV design, backed up by real-time fuel consumption, engine load and motion data, to clients worldwide. Reygar’s system provides a level of transparency on how our vessels and crew perform that has supported us in building trust and strengthening customer relationships.

“Of course, in some instances, passengers themselves make the call not to transfer on to the turbines. BareFLEET can still demonstrate that the vessel and crew fulfilled their remit in terms of vessel ability to transfer.”

Reygar’s technology provides comprehensive insight into fleet fuel use, emissions, machinery health, VMMS motion and navigational activity based on continuous on-board sensor measurements. By centrally collating performance data in one place, the system provides internal and external reporting efficiencies and enables effective, fleet-wide decision making.

Chris Huxley-Reynard, CEO of Reygar, explained: “Measurements and video from the system help companies like Farra Marine to meet customer expectations and contractual demands. Building trust with end user customers based on sharing accurate vessel performance data is one of the key benefits of BareFLEET.”