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Old 04-04-2008, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A&R SWATH Silver Cloud

Since my editorial was closed off, I have decided to open a thread for general discussion on the A&R SWATH Silver Cloud. I hope that is okay by the administration.

If it is, then new pictures have been posted of the construction progress of this vessel. You can see them on the yacht's website at:

http://www.yachtsilvercloud.com/SSC/construction_1.htm
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Abeking and Rasmussen SWATH yacht, Silver Cloud has been launched at the Lemwerder facility.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The photo of the starboard engine generator gives an idea of the scale of the vessel. Makes my back hurt just thinking about working on something in that space.
http://www.yachtsilvercloud.com/SSC/construction_1.htm
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi,

Don't be fooled , there is plenty of room inside the hulls.

The CAT Plate you can see is the fwd end of the Main Engine Plate Cooler, The genset engine and alternator are between the photographer and the front of the main engine.

I would say the forward engine room picture was taken from the same position but facing the other way around.

If you go to the Construction History button on the website and scroll down to March 2007 you will see the engine and genset on the raft as it would be installed and you can see how much of it you don't see in the pic shown in the link above.
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Swath

I seem to remember about 10/12 years ago that Mr.Hobie of Hobie-Cat fame had a Swath-boat built for him. In my Dad's old RINA magazines there were photos of twin twin hull/bows; as in two bulbs per side.

Does anyone else remember this?

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Don't be fooled , there is plenty of room inside the hulls.

The CAT Plate you can see is the fwd end of the Main Engine Plate Cooler, The genset engine and alternator are between the photographer and the front of the main engine.

I would say the forward engine room picture was taken from the same position but facing the other way around.

If you go to the Construction History button on the website and scroll down to March 2007 you will see the engine and genset on the raft as it would be installed and you can see how much of it you don't see in the pic shown in the link above.

Thanks. That looks better
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Swath vs Monohull at Sea

Have a look at this video

http://www.yachtsilvercloud.com/index.html
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That video is interesting. What happens when the wave height increases to the point that the SWATH vessel is having it's bow smack the wave face?
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That video is interesting. What happens when the wave height increases to the point that the SWATH vessel is having it's bow smack the wave face?
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Those with vast experience of using these in the German Bight tell me there is not mush difference then as the hulls are so far submerged they provide a lot of the buoyancy and lift which takes out the overall loading and slamming.
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Wow. Very dramatic. You'd almost think the SWATH was photoshopped. Sure know which I'd rather be on. Anyone know how they are if they get broadside to or on the quarter?
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I saw the boat today at the sailfish club (not marina) in Palm Beach FL. The boat looks huge, probably because of its 60 foot beam. All and all the boat look very cool. My only beef is that the hull is very unimpressive. The steel is bent and you can see the seems and welds everywhere. Also, the the boat is painted very poorly making its overall appearance not very impressive. The superstructure is not like this and the "torpedoes" make the boat look very mysterious.

I'd like to see more of these designs but they need a few tweaks.


But thats my thoughts.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My only beef is that the hull is very unimpressive. The steel is bent and you can see the seems and welds everywhere. Also, the the boat is painted very poorly making its overall appearance not very impressive.
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This yacht was built as a commercial boat in many respects, that is why the superstructure is filled and faired and the hull is not, take a look at commercial ports and the boats in them and tell us how many weld seams and plate deformations you see there.
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This yacht was built as a commercial boat in many respects, that is why the superstructure is filled and faired and the hull is not, take a look at commercial ports and the boats in them and tell us how many weld seams and plate deformations you see there.
Question, would finishing the hull take structural integrity away or take away the yachts commercial classification. Or do they leave it like that because it is easier, cheaper, and quicker do fix the hull if it gets damaged.

I'm interested to learn about this.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi,

I understand it was done to reduce the delivery time , the overall cost and to make repairs an easier task.

It would have absolutely no bearing on the registration, classification or structural integrity.
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