TRENDS IN MODERN FERRY BOAT DESIGNS
As a result of recent work with the Bay Area Water Transit Task Force, the author has compiled data on over one hundred ferry boat designs that have been built worldwide in the last few years, as well as data on new concepts that are still in the design or construction phase. These data are discussed, as are the latest trends in powering, speed, hull form, passenger capacity, propulsion systems and other design features. Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) ships, catamaran, trimaran and conventional full displacement ship types are examined. Also, wave piercing and surface piercing craft, hydrofoils and air cushion vehicles are assessed. Unusual hybrid designs are also discussed, such as ships that resemble SWATH types in their waterplane area characteristics but are closer to catamarans in shape. Fiberglass reinforced plastic, aluminum and steel construction materials are mentioned with regard to each ship presented. An extensive appendix shows the characteristics of each vessel, including arrangement drawings and photographs of selected designs.
- Report; Paper presented at Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Northern California Section, February 8, 1990
- Olson, H A
- Publication Date: 1990
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 106 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Catamarans; Ferries; Multi hulled ships; SWATH ships; Trend (Statistics)
- Uncontrolled Terms: High speed vessels
- Old TRIS Terms: General arrangements; Vessel descriptions
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00660962
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM