SILVER CLOUD – 133′ SWATH

First Swath yacht I am introducing in the blog.

The best explanation for SWATH taken from SILVER CLOUD‘s Website :
“SWATH stands for ‘Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull’, an innovative concept for smooth service in rough seas. The buoyancy of a SWATH ship is provided by two submarine hulls connected to the upper platform by twin narrow struts from each of the submarine hulls. The cross-sectional area at the sea surface is approximately 1/6th that of a comparable size yacht and thus only a minimum part of the ship is exposed to the lifting forces of the waves while 5/6 of the buoyancy is on the submarine hulls. Additional stability is provided by the SWATH’s broad beam which is twice that of a comparable yacht. The idea of SWATH was taken from the principle of semi-submersible offshore rigs, which are designed to provide a working platform with minimized motions in open seas”
SWATHs have been used by North Sea pilots since 1999.

Look to SILVER CLOUD’s website and you will be amazed by the video of a SWATH and a standard Monohull German Cost Guard ship cruising in quite ruff waters. The SWATH looks very stable even more stable I can guess than a standard catamaran.
As for catamaran SWATH delivers a lot of room inside compared so similar size monohulls. SIVLER CLOUD offer 5 states rooms including a complete owner’s deck, with panoramic view, below the pilothouse. A large aft deck can be used as a helicopter platform for a Eurocopter EC120B Colibri. She will be operated by a crew of 5.

SILVER CLOUD is actually being built by the 100 years old Abeking and Rasmussen shipyard, well-known for the quality of their yachts and will be launched in September this year. Interior Designers are Kirschstein Designs Ltd and Susan Schuyler Smith for Spectrum Designs who has received many award for furniture design.

She is for sale through Camper and Nicholsons International.
Advertisements
This entry was posted in abeking and rasmussen, camper nicholson, kirshtein designs, silver cloud, spectrum designs, susan schuyler, SWATH. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to SILVER CLOUD – 133′ SWATH

  1. Nice to read history here.The Silver Cloud was in Juneau late June 2009.I have photos.

  2. luxurycat says:

    Thanks for your message, If you want to send your pictures I will post them with a link to your blog.Just sent them at sebastien.barthez(at)gmail(dot)comthanks

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Silver Cloud is in Sydney now. It would likely have been in Sydney Harbour for the New Years Eve fireworks and party.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I spotter the Silver Cloud in Sydney Harbour New Years Eve 2009

  5. Anonymous says:

    SC in Auckland, New Zealand. Looking very nice.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Greetings, I have a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at luxurycatamaran.blogspot.com.Can I use some of the information from your blog post above if I give a link back to your website?Thanks,William

  7. luxurycat says:

    Dear William, Just let me know you website url and I'll let you know if you can use the information. Anyway thanks for asking.Sébastien

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s