Incat Crowther launched Swissco Cheetah, the first of a pair of 36-meter crewboats built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards of Hong Kong. Capable of carrying 50 tons of deck cargo, the 70-passenger vessel was delivered by Cheoy Lee’s Zhuhai shipyard to Singapore-based operator, Swissco Offshore.
Representing the first of this type of vessel built by Cheoy Lee, the Swissco Cheetah is the latest in a long line of collaborative efforts between builder and designer, including a large number of successful aluminum and composite passenger vessels.
Swissco Cheetah features 94 square meters of aft cargo deck, capable of carrying 50 tons. The main deck passenger compartment features 70 seats, beverage counter, luggage racks and a pair of heads. Forward doors allow direct access to the foredeck for bow transfer of personnel.
Below decks, Swissco Cheetah accommodates ten crew in six cabins. Crew bathroom, laundry, galley and mess are situated aft of these.
Swissco Cheetah is powered by three Cummins KTA38M2 main engines, each producing 1,350 bhp at 1,900 rpm. These drive through Twin Disc MGX6690SC gearboxes to fixed-pitch propellers. The hull shape was refined through CFD analysis, with validation by the large number of Incat Crowther vessels already operating in the field. Swissco Cheetah performed well in sea trials, comfortably exceeding the contracted service speed of 23 knots. She is capable of service speed of 24 knots and a top speed of over 27 knots.
Length Overall: 118’- 2” / 36 m
Length Waterline: 113’- 11” / 34.7 m
Beam Overall: 25'-0” / 7.6 m
Draft (hull): 5’-0” / 1.5 m
Draft (prop): 7’- 7” / 2.3 m
Depth: 12’ -0”/ 3.65 m
Construction: Marine-grade aluminum
Fuel Oil: 15 163 gallons / 57 400 liters
Fresh Water: 5,614 gallons / 21 250 liters
Cargo Deck Area: 94 square meters
Cargo Deck Capacity: 50 tons
Propulsion and Performance
Speed (Service): 24 knots
Speed (Max): 27 knots
Main Engines: 3 x Cummins KTA38M2
Power: 3 x 1,007 kW (1,350 hp) at 1,900 rpm
Propulsion: three fixed-pitch propellers
Generators: two Cummins 80 ekW
Bow Thruster: one Thrustmaster 100 hp