Designing to meet changing global trends

By: Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions  12-Jun-2012
Keywords: Design & Drafting, Naval Architects, Marine Consultants

With the global change demanding changes to the environmental impact of vessels, via reduction of fuel consumption and greenhouse emissions; it necessitates a change to our design goals, to that of existing high speed craft. High speeds are environmentally undesirable, with an emphasis being placed on more moderate speeds, which are more environmentally suitable.

Our wave piercing catamaran (WPC) offers a solution. It can provide high deadweight, high manoeuvrability and shallow draft at a reduced capital cost. The WPC is suitable for long distance routes, and shorter routes, its shallow draft and length permit it to enter a greater number of ports, and with faster turnaround times, makes it viable for a variety of services.

There has to be a cruising speed that a vessel needs to operate at, to maintain a suitable and economic overall timetable. The final design speed depends on the operator, and it needs to be a compromise between capital cost and the operational requirements.Quick turnaround times at port put reduced pressure on the trip time, making it possible to operate the vessel at lower optimal speed.

The WPC design for our ferry offers a substantial number of opportunities to maximise the efficiency and reduce the capital and running costs, when compared to other designs.
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Keywords: Commercial Ferries, Custom Vessel Design, Design & Drafting, Marine Consultants, Marine Design, Naval Architects, Naval Architecture, Vessel Design,

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