The 24m Cat-SWATH 24 Pax from Danish Yachts (known as the Cat-SWATH due to its operational capabilities) was the first of a series of crew transfer vessels designed and built for the Offshore Wind Industry.
Thoroughly tank tested and now proven to significant wave heights, permitting operation in almost all weather conditions, the 24m Cat-SWATH can operate in safety and comfort. At an overall length of 24 metres, there is ample space for 24 passengers to rest in luxury in addition to sleeping 5 crew, and has a range of over 1000 nautical miles.
Designed to be high-speed and stable in the toughest seas, it is groundbreaking both in terms of design technology and build, and is the first fully advanced carbon composite SWATH to be built and that truly ‘walks on water’.
The key factor for a support fleet is the stability in a large seaway and the ability to transfer between wind turbines at speed in severe conditions, and this 24m Cat-SWATH from Danish Yachts does just that. With its innovative hull form and advanced technological capabilities of operating in both Catamaran and SWATH mode, it is vastly reducing down time and increasing the availability and operational work time for the crew maintenance teams out in the wind farms.
With bow and stern thrusters supporting the propulsion of fast variable pitch propellers, the 24m Cat-SWATH can reach speeds of up to 23 knots and be manoeuvred easily in high winds and sea states using precision controls, ensuring the safe placement of the crew maintenance teams onto the wind tower docks at the base of the turbine. With the use of innovative friction forward fenders, the 24m Cat-SWATH can undertake boat landings in up 2.5m significant wave height.
Five Danish Yachts’ SWATH 24m vessels have been launched since the beginning of 2013.
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