DK Group's air lubricated Ro-Pax vessel undergoes rigorous testing but comes up trumps

AuthorsMerel Plante, Cornel Thill & Frans van Walree
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 75
DateDec 1, 2001
Reading time6 minutes

The Rotterdam DK Group commissioned MARIN to perform powering, manoeuvring and seakeeping model tests for a special air lubricated Ro-Pax vessel. The DK Group required a vessel that was at least comparable to other Ro-Paxes, if not better. Better it was, Report explains.

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manoeuvring and nautical studiesstability, seakeeping and ocean engineeringsustainable propulsioncfd developmentcfd/simulation/desk studiesmeasurements and controldata sciencemanoeuvringresistance and propulsioninfrastructurepoweringseakeepingdefencepassengers and yachtingtransport and shippingperformance based assessmentseakeeping performancespeed/power performance