New: containerised catamaran unveiled at Seawork
AT SEAWORK: 14 - 16 JUNE, MAYFLOWER PARK, SOUTHAMPTON
Cheetah's flagship 9.2 - 11.2m series is now configurable for worldwide transportation by 40ft container. The catamaran can be rapidly assembled and disassembled enabling mobilisation from container to catamaran in a day. The vessel is ideal for rapid response operations including search & rescue, hydrographic survey, patrol & enforcement, oil spill response as well as film and surveillance work.
The programme formed part of an 18 month collaborative R&D project which fast tracked Cheetah's development of transportable catamarans following enquiries from remote locations across the globe. If re-assembly is not a requirement, the Cheetah can be permanently bonded together at the end destination. As with all Cheetah catamarans, the build is bespoke to all applications suiting leisure fishing, dive, charter and remote location.
- Wiring, hydraulics and cables are fitted into conduit runs ready for fitting of engines
- Open wheelhouse or windscreen options available
- Deck lockers and hardware including winches, generators, dive ladders and bait stations available to suit application
The project also involved testing of high capacity diesel outboard engines and design and testing of Cheetah’s rapid deck reconfiguration utility.
The prototype Cheetah, currently fitted with twin Oxe diesel outboards is available to view at Seawork, pontoon VB06/07. The open decked catamaran features Cheetah’s reconfiguration concept with twin tier tracking system supporting a range of modular units. A robust top side fendering system enables ease of crew transfer and vessel interception at sea
The Cheetah has demonstrably good slow speed manoeuvrability as well as a very soft cushioned ride, removing the requirement for heavy and expensive suspension seating. Added protection in the hulls ensure protection during shallow draft operation and multi-terrain landings.
|9.2m - 11.2m
|3 longitudional units