Danish Yachts Christens 3rd SWATH, the Sea Storm
Sea Storm, Danish Yachts’ third SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull), was christened on Monday, 30th September 2013 at the company’s shipyard in Skagen. The vessel will join her sisterships (Sea Breeze and Sea Gale) in the Irish Sea.
The vessel was christened by her Godmother, Regitse Lilleøre, Regitse was delighted to take this responsibility and was ably assisted at the naming and launch by Captain Billy Thøger Kristensen, the SWATH’s Captain.
The 25m SWATH is specially designed for high-speed passenger transport. This new commercial craft is groundbreaking both in terms of design technology and carbon fibre construction. With its unique ballast system that allows the vessel to switch from high speed catamaran mode into SWATH almost instantly, the SWATH can operate efficiently and safe in all weather conditions.
Sea Storm has the overall length of 25 metres, there is ample space for 24 passengers and 5 crew over a range of around 500 nautical miles. In addition for passenger and crew safety while transferring to the platform, the vessel is fitted with the base to use a gyro transfer gangway.
The fourth vessel in the series is due to launch in December.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, October 4, 2013