36m Aluminium Crew Boat
Swissco Cheetah is the first delivery in a two boat order of 36m, 70 passenger aluminium Crew Boats for Swissco Offshore. The vessel was designed by the American branch of Australia’s Incat Crowther. The naval architects, who established their name with multi-hull vessels, now have amassed significant experience in the design of offshore vessels and monohull Crew Boats. Such was the success of the acceptance trials on Swissco Cheetah, the owners immediately placed orders for two more sisterships to be constructed at Cheoy Lee.
This ABS classed 36m vessel is a powerful workhorse. Powered by triple Cummins KTA38-M2 engines, with a total installed power of 4050hp, Swissco Cheetah can carry 50 tonnes of cargo on her 94m2 timber clad aft deck, 70 personnel, and ten crew. Twin Disc MGX-6690SC gearboxes transmit power to three fixed pitch nickel aluminium bronze propellers to provide a trial speed of over 26knots, carrying a deadweight of 31 tonnes. Control is by Kobelt triple head electronic controls at both forward and aft control stations in the wheelhouse. Electro-hydraulic steering is by Jastram, with jog levers at both stations and wheel steering forward. The 100hp Thrustmaster tunnel type bow thruster is also controlled by joysticks at both stations.