Royal Schelde Exhibits Versatility In Shipbuilding

Royal Schelde of Vissingen, the Netherlands, will be exhibiting their versatility in shipbuilding this year at the Cruise & Ferry'91 exhibition in London, England, May 29-31, as well as at Nor-Shipping '91 in Trondheim, Norway, June 11-14, by showing models of two ships out of their Seaswift range of Surface Effect Ships, as well as a model of a sea/ river cruise ship, and a model of a light corvette.

Royal Schelde's main areas of shipbuilding are high-speed Surface Effect Ships, special design vessels such as the sea/river cruise ship, research vessels and rescue vessels, and a wide range of naval vessels.

At present, the range of Seaswift Surface Effect Ships consists of the Seaswift 23, Seaswift 34 and Seaswift 60.

Seaswift 23, the smallest vessel in the range of Royal Schelde Surface Effect Ships, is capable of carrying around 150 passengers in aircraft- type seats at a service speed of 30+ knots, it is the ideal vessel for commuter traffic in harbor areas of large coastal cities.

The intermediate size Seaswift 34 is capable of carrying around 350 passengers at a service speed of 40 knots. The flexibility in interior layout offers many possibilities for coastal transportation of passengers or cargo in sea conditions with up to 2-meter waves.

This vessel, as an alternative design, is also available as a Coast Guard vessel and in this configuration it can be applied for a variety of policing, patrol, and interception roles, thereby providing the speed, maneuverability and endurance necessary to perform the task requirements.

At present, Seaswift 60 is the largest of the Royal Schelde Surface Effect Ship designs, offering the capability of transporting 434 passengers and 62 cars in its basic configuration. Capable of operating in sea conditions with up to 3-meter wave height, the Seaswift 60 is offered with either diesel or gas turbine propulsion and will travel at speeds of 40+ knots.

For the purpose of river and coastal cruising, Royal Schelde has designed a medium-sized intimate vessel, capable of carrying about 250 cruise-passengers, with spacious public rooms and decks..

Other activities of Royal Schelde will also be prominently displayed at the exhibitions in London and Oslo, as the company is active in a broad field with related products.

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