DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SMALL WATERPLANE AREA TWIN HULL (SWATH) FISHING VESSEL

This paper proposes the use of the Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) ship in a fisheries role. Low response to waves, large deck area and low added resistance in waves are the main advantages of this arrangement. These features are suited to high value, low bulk fisheries, where motions are particularly important in determining the productivity of small vessels. A brief description is given of the small boat fishery of shellfish by traps on the northwest coast of Scotland. The design of a SWATH vessel intended to provide an inexpensive, safe and efficient boat for this fishery is described. The working deck area, powering and motions characteristics of this vessel are demonstrated to be superior to those of a conventional monohull of the same size. Finally, a status report on the construction of this vessel in Glasgow, Scotland is presented.

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  • Accession Number: 00660006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM