On April 11th 2013 the third SWATH@A&R Patrol Boat for the Latvian Navy was launched at well-known German Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyard in Lemwerder near Bremen. Mrs. Inta Englande, as representative of the town of Jelgava, Latvia, dropped the bottle of champagne onto the bow and named the Vessel “JELGAVA”.This ship is the third of a series of five well proven 25m SWATH@A&R design by Abeking & Rasmussen. In co-operation with Riga-Shipyard, the vessels are being built in Riga and Lemwerder. The new vessels feature is a modular mission bay at the fore ship. By fitting appropriate mission payloads, such as a diving module or a MCM module, the capabilities of the vessels can be enhanced flexibly to new roles still to come. Cost effective patrol and surveillance and SAR... [More]
Designers of Germany’s shipyard Abeking&Rasmussen made a further development of their very succesful SWATH-concept and named the result „SWASH®A&R” (Small Waterplane Area Single Hull): a 20m boat with only one of the proven hulls from the “SWATH®A&R”-line. In this the drive motor is placed. To give the “SWASH®A&R” more stability it receives two outriggers on each side, similar to a trimaran. With this further development starts a new chapter of the success story of the “SWATH@A&R” technology. These special ships with lengths of 25, 40, 50, and 60m are in worldwide service as pilot station ships, pilot tenders, wind farm tenders as well as private motor yachts. Meanwhile more than 25 of this up to 60m long double-hull form ships have been delivered or, for the time being, are under construction.
Now, the shipyard looks for new applications and a smaller variant for service at police, custom, pilots or... [More]