SWATH - SMALL WATERPLANE AREA TWIN HULLS
On 18th April 2012, the delivery and naming ceremony of the new SWATH hydrographic survey vessel “Jakob Prei” took place at the shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen Schiffs- und Yachtwerft Aktiengesellschaft inGermany. The godmother of the vessel was Woman of the Year2011 in Estonia, Mrs Tea Varrak, who is Director for Innovation and Business Centre at Tallinn University of Technology.
As an example of a SWATH hull, this hydrographic survey vessel from Abeking & Rasmussen is a good solid example of the design, constructed of aluminium.
Hydrographic Survey Vessel for Estonia
On 18th April 2012, the delivery and naming ceremony of the new SWATH hydrographic survey vessel “Jakob Prei” took place at the shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen Schiffs- und Yachtwerft Aktiengesellschaft in Germany. The godmother of the vessel was Woman of the Year 2011 in Estonia, Mrs Tea Varrak, who is Director for Innovation and Business Centre at Tallinn University of Technology.
The Estonian Maritime Administration ordered a modern SWATH-type survey vessel within the framework of the project “Enhancing Maritime Safety on Estonian Waterways (Procuring a Survey Vessel for Hydrographic Surveys of Waterways)”. The vessel is going to be named “Jakob Prei” in honour of Colonel Prei, one of the founders of the hydrography service in Estonia in the 1920s.
The 25m SWATH@A&R offers accommodation and common rooms for eight persons and will feature a containerized installation for research equipment. Therefore, a flexible adaptation to further development of instrumentation can be done with low effort in short time by changing the container.
Including this order Abeking & Rasmussen has meanwhile delivered or contracted 22 SWATH vessels for customers worldwide, which prove their leadership in this sophisticated technology. The total for 17 untis ordered makes the 25m vessels the most successful SWATH vessels in the world.
ABEKING & RASMUSSEN Schiffs- und Yachtwerft Aktiengesellschaft
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DESIGN'S SWATH HOUSEBOAT
This is an interesting design exercise by Jonathan Schwinge BA Hons AA Dipl. RIBA. Johnathan was a scholarship diploma student at the Architectural Association - School of Architecture in London. He has worked for various commercial companies, including Nic Bailey Naval Architects and Designers, Foster and Partners and Allies and Morrison Architects - London, where projects included: BBC Media Village - White City, The Royal Festival Hall refurbishment, Bankside 123, Bishopsgate Tower - City of London, Paradise Street shopping complex, Kings Cross Station amongst many others. Schwinge Ltd was set up in 2005 to further inventive architectural designs that are technology driven - drawing influences from Space, Aviation and Marine designs. Other extreme designs include the Trinity Terahedron motor yacht
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Sequence for the construction of a SWATH concept design from 1995 that is angular much like the houseboat above, but incorporates a nose that is aerodynamic, so at least considering the effect on energy consumption from reduced drag wherever possible.
LINKS & REFERENCE
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