U.K. Companies Collaborate On New Swath Workboats

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 13, 2016 No Comments

Ad Hoc Marine Designs is now working with Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) to offer several uniquely designed Swath workboats for the offshore wind industry.

According to AMC, the new advanced Swath hull form is designed with 50% reduced coupling, 20% increased damping and an increase in 25% displacement that is tailor-made for the wind farm market. As a result, the boats will be able to maintain service speeds of 25 knots in 2-meter significant wave heights with extremely low motions.

Naval architect John Kecsmar of Ad Hoc Marine Designs will work with AMC as part of this design collaboration.

Kecsmar has many decades of experience working and designing in shipyards “in all things high speed,” having experience with high-speed passenger ferries, patrol boats, SAR and CTVs.

The partnership’s next-generation of Swath wind farm boats are entirely built from aluminum and are lightweight, robust and durably constructed to class and MCA regulations, according to the company.

In addition to wind farm vessels, the Swath design can also be used for patrol boats and fast ferries.

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