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
  • Authors:
    • Bernstein, B
  • Publication Date: 1989-5

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  • Pagination: 4 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00657646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM