New SWATH From ACMA
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) has completed the design development of a new SWATH (Small Waterplane Area, Twin Hull) vessel that will be completed with a variety of operations options. The proposed vessel will be 92 ft. (28 m) with a beam of 47 ft. (14.3 m) and displacement of 240 LT. It is based on a variation of the technology used by ACMA's in the development of the 120-ft. Stillwater River, a SWATH crewboat built for Trico Marine Operators, Inc.
The speed of ACMA's new SWATH has been reduced from 28+ knots to 20 - 25 knots to accommodate a variety of propulsion system combinations (diesel/reductiongear w/CP or FP wheels).
The flexibility of this design will allow the vessel to perform a variety of missions including offshore personnel transport, harbor ferry, oceanographic, dinner cruise/excursion, rescue and light cargo/emergency equipment transportation.
Designed to meet the latest USCG, IMO, SOLAS and other class and flag rules, the vessel can be configured with crew accommodations for six, with a functional galley and a full HVAC system for the comfort of the crew and passengers.
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