20 M SWASH@A&R: XL-progress in XS
The simplest ideas are often the best. An excellent example of this is the latest development by A&R: the SWASH (small waterplane area single hull). Instead of two torpedo-shaped buoyant hulls - the success behind SWATH ships - this new development relies on a single hull, positioned centrally under the platform, three metres below the surface of the sea. The entire engine and system technology is housed in the cigar-shaped single hull tube. Two outriggers on port and starboard side below the platform ensure stability and a comfortable passage at sea, which predestines the use of SWATH ships as pilot boats and wind farm tenders. The new concept has now made it technically possible to create smaller ships (less than 25 metres) for the first time. The similarity between SWATH and SWASH can be compared to an SUV and a motorbike: although the latter is also fast, it is more flexible and easier to handle. These are ideal solutions wherever maximum mobility and stability is needed in a tight space.
20 M SWASH@A&R "EXPLORER"