Looking for design ideas for my requirements

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by trimix, May 11, 2008.

  1. trimix
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    trimix Junior Member

    Hello,

    My colleagues and I have been designated to propose the future design of our company crewboats.

    The goal is to design a boat for 40 pax maximun :
    - able to go in rough sea and heavy weather
    - to consume less fuel as possible
    - quite easy to built (avoid if possible carbon sandwich and so on)
    - an action range of 600 km

    I'm open to any idea, I'm currently studying about SWAT and wave piercers and more generally multihulls but your advice will be a great help for me !
     
  2. CTMD
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    CTMD Naval Architect

    Don't necessarily rule out Carbon sandwich. If properly designed for purpose and construction you might find a carbon boat actually works out cheaper due to a reductions in componet numbers and quantities.

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    Also when considering hull forms remember a boat like this will operate at a range of different displacements so you need a hull form that can handle this variation.
     
  3. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    2trimix

    We are designing planning catamaran ferries, for 20-60 passengers. Some already in service in Thailand and Cambodia.

    What is Your expected wave height? Speed?
     
  4. trimix
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    trimix Junior Member

    Wave height about 4 meters
    Speed 40 to 50 knots
    Boats will be operated from Singapore, Indonesia and Australia
     
  5. Alik
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    To operate on 4m wave, You need boats 20+ meters long, could be planning cats. What is the distance of trip?
     

  6. trimix
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    trimix Junior Member

    round trips of about 600km
     
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