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A series of wave piercers designed by International Catamarans Ltd. of Sydney, Australia, is described. The vessel is a cross between a conventional catamaran and a SWATH ship and is claimed to be the largest welded-aluminum structure in the world. Aircraft-type construction and design methods were used, resulting in a high performance vessel with exceptional load-bearing capabilities. The 230-ft model will carry up to 350 passengers and 77 cars and will cruise at about 35 knots.
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- Journal article; wave piercers
- Bernstein, B
- Publication Date: 1989-5
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Catamarans; Ferries
- Uncontrolled Terms: High speed vessels
- Old TRIS Terms: High performance ships; Wave piercers
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00657646
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM