The illustration shows a special design for a HIGH SPEED FERRY
for 45 passengers.
The craft is based on the surface effect ship (SES) concept.
By pumping air between the catamaran hulls most of the weight of
the craft is lifted out of the water so reducing the power needed
to travel at high speed. Even taking into account the power needed
for the air pump, substantial savings on fuel cost (in the region
of 40%) can be made.
Typical speeds are in the region of 25 to 40 knots.
When at rest the craft has all the advantages of a catamaran hull i.e. a broad stable platform that is easy to manoeuvre.
Many other variants and sizes are available including:
- Wind Farm Support
- Supply Boats
- Crew Boats
- Fire Fighting and Rescue
- Dive Support
WESTBROOK MARINE PROJECTS will be happy to provide a free consultation
and layout drawing to suit your precise requirements.