2002  125ft   United States

2002 125ft United States 125ft | 2002

Jacksonville , United States

Description

Overview:

The "Cloud X" is a one of kind passenger ferry that incorpoated the design concept developed by Swath International. SWATH is an acronym meaning Small-Waterplane-Area Twin-Hull. A SWATH ship’s key advantages are its' ability to deliver big-ship platform steadiness and ride quality in a smaller vessel and the ability to sustain a high proportion of its normal cruising speed in rough head seas. The concept for this vessel was developed for Swath Europe on a federal MARITECH Program cost-sharing grant to investigate a novel optimization approach to developing light-weight structures for SWATH ferries. The MARITECH study focused on SI's Super 4000 ferry design. After losses that were close to 100 Million in research and development, the program ran out of money and the vessel was saved by entepenuer/ inventor who was interested in the design concept. He used personal money finish the vessel as well as develop systems and software that had never been used before. An example is that the vessel has a stabilization system that controls pitch as well as yaw. The vessel was completed and put into operation as a fast ferry between West Palm Beach, Florida and Freeport, Bahamas. The vessel ran flawlessly but was plagued by the lack of passengers and very high overhead cost due to management. 
The "Cloud X" is well suited as a ferry carrying passengers and luggage for short distances across rough water. It needs to be moving to take advantage of it's unbelieavable ride so it is not well suited as Gaming vessel. It also has limited weight carring abilities so it cannot handle excess amounts of cargo. Passengers are accommodated in seating on the Main and Upper Decks, with the Bridge situated above the Upper Deck to ensure all round visibility. An Amusement Area is positioned on the Main Deck aft of amidships with bar/food service areas available on both decks. The vessel’s maximum predicted speed at full payload is 27.5 knots in calm water and zero wind with an endurance of 200 nautical miles. The vessel is currently flagged as a US vessel and would be well suited as a ferry between St. Croix and St. Thomas. If used outside of the US, it is easy to re- flag the vessel to keep down manning and operational cost.

Location: Jacksonville

Country: United States


SALES PRICE
$5,000,000.00

Export Yacht & Ship

801 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 111, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407, United States
Palmetto Bay, Florida, 33157
US
5618420020
(866) 844-5636

Details

Hull Material: Aluminum
Builder: SWATH International Super 4000 Fast Passenger Ferry
Ice Class: No
Year: 2002
Length / Size: 125ft
Capacity Crew: 20
Max Passengers: 367
Service Speed: 27.5kn
Price: $5,000,000.00
Sale / Charter: For Sale
Flag: United States
Short Description: The M/V Cloud X is a high speed passenger craft, designed on the Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) principle. The hull form is similar to that of a catamaran above the waterline, but has most of its buoyancy located in deeply submerged pontoons or lower hulls, which offers significant seakeeping advantages over conventional catamarans or monohulls of the same size. Propulsion is powered by two gas turbine engines, each one driving a controllable pitch propeller via an epicyclic gear box. In addition to the all-up vessel's weight, the vessel ls designed to accommodate the following: *Passengers: 367 at 90kg each (including baggage) *Crew: 20 at 100 kg each (including effects) *Storage: 60 m3 Passengers are accommodated in seating on the Main and Upper Decks, with the Bridge situated above the Upper Deck to ensure all around visibility. An Amusement Area is positioned on the Main Deck aft of amidships with bar/food service areas available on both decks. The vessel's maximum predicted speed at full payload is 27.5 knots in calm water and zero wind with an endurance of 200 nautical miles.

Features and Measurements

Speed and Range
Speed Light Load 27.5kn
Range 200nm
Dimensions
LWL 106ft
Beam 60ft
Draft Heavy 12ft
Miscellaneous
Max Passengers 367
A/C No
Walk in Cooler/ Freezer No
Tanks
Heated No
Inert Gas System No

Machinery

Main Propulsion

Type: Diesel

Rudder Type

Dynamic Positioning: No

Aux Machinery

Tank Heating: No
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice