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400 PASSENGERS • 35 KNOTS 250 CARS • 876 PASSENGERS • 36.5 KNOTS
The swath hull form offers unparalleled ride quality and speed sustainability. Swath Ocean's experience with 7 launched swaths ranging from 22-3400 tonnes at full load and its database - incorporating a strong and thorough government backed 20 year R&D effort - permits excellent and realistic speeds in otherwise conservatively- designed quality ships. Only Swath Ocean can provide this optimum blend.
Except for a few sheltered areas, calm water conditions do not prevail in the seas and oceans.
Vessels must be judged in the real environment in which they work.
High speed ferries which are not swaths rapidly lose speed in seaways and expose passengers to a poor ride quality. It can be very risky economics just to assume acceptable ride quality will be there or to build a schedule around speeds not sustainable in real world conditions.
YOUR PASSENGERS DESERVE:
THE OCEAN'S KINDEST RIDE® SWATH OCEAN"
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