Danish Yachts are to build the first in their second series of carbon fiber SWATH vessels, due for delivery in 2014 for operation in Northern Europe. With construction already underway, this will bring the fleet total to five vessels by the middle of next year, achieved in just eighteen months.
The design of the vessel will include a restyle of the superstructure to provide enhanced all round vision from the bridge, as well as a lower centre of gravity in the hull form. Danish Yachts' new build 124 will also feature the compression/vacuum active trim system allowing fast transfer between CAT and SWATH modes. Additionally, the Design Teams at the shipyard in Skagen are currently working on new designs for different sizes of SWATH vessels, suited to either the offshore wind farm industry or other offshore industries such as oil and gas.
Patrik von Sydow, CEO at Danish Yachts said, "We are absolutely delighted to be adding to our fleet of SWATH vessels – this underlines the view that carbon fibre is the future with its longevity and cost savings over the life of each vessel. At the same time, safety is always uppermost in our minds and our teams work closely with the latest regulations with this fleet being built to DNV and Germanischer Lloyd with reinforcement to ice classifications."
Recent news update from the shipyard:
"On a crisp and sunny Saturday morning, "Sea Hurricane" was launched for the first time to join her sistership "Sea Storm" in Skagen Harbour. Due for handover during December, "Sea Hurricane" is the fourth in the ongoing series of carbon fiber passenger carrying vessels for the wind farm industry. "Sea Storm" is due to leave Skagen soon to carry out her operational duties, while "Sea Hurricane" will now undergo her formal sea trials prior to handover."