Launching the Danish Yachts’ SWATH – the advanced new range of commercial vessels from Danish Yachts for modern crew transport vessels for offshore wind farms. The Danish Yachts’ SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) is truly a vessel that “walks on water”. Designed for high-speed passenger transport, it is groundbreaking both in terms of design technology and build and is the first carbon fibre SWATH to be built. A key element for this support fleet is stability in a large seaway and the ability to transfer between the towers at speed in severe conditions, vastly reducing down time for the maintenance teams while on operational duties at the wind farms.
Tank tested to significant wave heights, permitting operation in almost all weather conditions, the Danish Yachts’ SWATH can operate in safety and comfort. At an overall length of 25 metres, there is ample space for 24 passengers and 5 crew over a range of around 500 nautical miles.
She is easy to manoeuvre in high winds using precision controls to ensure safe placement of the turbine maintenance teams onto the wind tower dock at the base of the turbine. In addition for passenger and crew safety while transferring to the platform, the vessel is fitted with the base to use a gyro transfer gangway.
The first Danish Yachts’ SWATH launched was named FOB SWATH II by its owner. Three further vessels were built and completed in 2013 and an additional two commissioned for quarter 1 2014.
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Four SWATH vessels launched in 2013
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