SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS OF SIDE SPONSONS TO CAR/PASSENGER FERRYBOATS

The addition of side sponsons on car/passenger ferryboats can significantly increase their earning capacity by substantially increasing the car payload, and at the same time increase the number of passengers allowed on board. The practical design aspects for side sponson installations are discussed and four case studies are presented--three for car/passenger ferryboats, and one for a research fishing vessel. The conclusion drawn is that the benefits of the sponsons can be obtained without any reduction in service speed, using the same engine and propeller.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00660049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM