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Boats and Drones

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), or as most commonly known as Drones, are being used offshore for more and more uses now, offering cost efficient, safe and quick solutions to help solve challenges that the marine industry are faced with.

Drones are now the most favoured way of carrying out aerial surveys, site inspections, photography and film production offshore, so with the ever growing requirement for drone platforms, CRC have the ideal solution!

With a fleet of over 25 vessels ranging from 7.8m Open Ribs which are capable of 40 knots +, to a 13m Multi Role Catamaran able to host a full camera crew on-board, Commercial Rib Charter can provide a specific vessel tailored for your project requirements.

We have invested time in certifying a handful of skippers with their UAV Remote Pilot qualification. The Civil Aviation Authority have approved Commercial Rib Charter’s ‘Permission for Commercial Operations’, meaning CRC has full appreciation for the challenges and logistics involved.


Large Commercial Platform

CRC Gladiator, our 13m Catamaran is the perfect solution for large commercial UAVs. Being twin hulled she is very stable and offers ample deck space clear of any overhead obstructions. The vessel boasts 17.4m2 on the aft deck and 12.2m2 on the bow, very impressive for a 13m vessel. The cabin, for 12 pax plus 2 crew, offers the option for the camera man to position himself in the dry and out of any sun glare for operations.

Urgent Supply of a Drone Platform

With the option to remove seating on our Open Ribs, they offer 3.5m2 of clear deck space free of any superstructure, offering a 360 degree view for the UAV pilot. The Open Ribs can be mobilised anywhere in Europe with or without crew at very short notice to cater for any urgent requirement. The vessels are coded for 30 miles from a safe haven so make an ideal setup for any urgent inspection tasks.

If you or your project could benefit from a Commercial Offshore Drone Platform, managed by a commercially endorsed crew, you know where to come!

Talk to us
Do you have a commercial or industrial Rib requirement? We operate across all major European ports. Call us now on 01590 607103 or for 24h support call 07979 533722.

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