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Abeking & Rasmussen

An der Fähre 2
27809 Lemwerder
Germany

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No matter how different the trials at sea are, they are always challenging. That is why all Abeking & Rasmussen ships are minutely calibrated for their precise purpose, be it the navy and public authorities ships or pilot and research vessels. In addition to well proven monohulls, the innovative SWATH@A&R technology has become the go to solution in many cases. The SWASH@A&R technology (Small Waterplane Area Single Hull), a single hull vessel is an outstanding solution for smaller vessels.

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Carsten-S. Wibel
CEO A&R Special Vessels GmbH

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Video German Pilots embarking cruise vessel by SWATH Pilot Boat Döse

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Recording of cruise ship Pilots boarding from boat at speed

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Video SWATH Pilot Boat Wangeroog

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Video Hamburg Pilot Boarding

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Pilot Boat build by Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany.

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Video Robust pilot boats of Netherlands and Belgium

Found on YouTube. Created by "SEAL Sea Air Land".

These are some of the reliable sturdy Pilot boats of Netherlands and Belgium to bring and pick up Marine Pilots to and from commercial merchant vessels either inbound or outbound. The Marine Pilots are licensed PROFESSIONALS who have a thorough knowledge of a certain port and they guide the Master/Captain of commercial ships in and out of the foreign Seaport.

Location: Steenbank Pilot Station, Flushing/Vlissingen Pilot Station, Wandelaar Pilot Station.

Boats in order of appearance in this video:
00:05 *Pilot Boat Cetus of Netherlands (NL); Callsign: PHDH ; IMO#: 9367102 ; MMSI#: 246380000 ; Year Built: 2005 ; GRT: 228 ; Length X Beam (meters): 25.65 X 13.0 [Catamaran type/double hull]
Video link: https://youtu.be/pVlWGcOLVL0

01:03 *Pilot Boat Raan of Belgium (BE); Callsign: ORBX ; IMO#: 9680140 ; MMSI#: 205650000 ; Year Built: 2014 ; GRT: 53 ; Length X Beam (meters): 19.69 X 4.0 [conventional/single hull]

01:19 *Pilot Boat Westerschelde of Belgium (BE) ; Callsign: ORPV ; IMO#: 9569009 ; MMSI#: 205593000 ; Year Built: 2011 ; GRT: 227 ; Length X Beam (meters): 25.65 X 14.25 [Catamaran type/double hull]
Video link: https://youtu.be/pVlWGcOLVL0

02:49 *Pilot Boat Wielingen of Belgium (BE) [appeared as picture only] ; Callsign: ORPU ; IMO#: 9568990 ; MMSI#: 205592000 ; Year Built: 2011 ; GRT: 227 ; Length X Beam (meters): 25.65 X 14.25 [Catamaran type/double hull]

02:56 **Special Purpose Vessel / Pilot Vessel Polaris of Netherlands (NL); Callsign: PBZN ; IMO#: 9496915 ; MMSI#: 245142000 ; Year Built: 2012 ; GRT: 2,501 ; Length X Beam (meters): 81.2 X 13.3 [conventional/single hull]
Video link: https://youtu.be/70dcuZdQM1M

03:12 *Pilot Boat Pioneer Pilots of Netherlands (NL) ; Callsign: PCGX ; IMO#: N/A ; MMSI#: 245711000 ; Year Built: N/A ; GRT: N/A ; Length X Beam (meters): 21.0 X 6.0 [conventional/single hull]
Video link: https://youtu.be/XQds_uWnjuI

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Video Smooth Sailing: Pros and Cons of a SWATH Vessel

Found on YouTube. Created by "Datawave Marine Solutions".

When you think about SWATH ships, remember seakeeping. Imagine gliding gently over waves. That serenity is what SWATH ships deliver. It comes at the price of several new design challenges. But for the right mission, a SWATH is worth it. Maybe the tradeoffs are right for you? Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of a SWATH.

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Article SWATH & SWASH Technology - Smoother pilot boarding

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

SWATH and SWASH are interesting technologies that allow a vessel to sail much more calmly in high waves. A stable and calm position of the ship is especially important for pilot boarding.


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Article What is a SWASH pilot boat? What's the difference to the SWATH technology?

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

At the A&R shipyard in Germany, the successful principle of SWATH boats was further developed in 2013: The SWASH principle allows sea-going, smaller and more economical boats.

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Video Abeking & Rasmussen SWATH Technology

Found on YouTube. Created by "Moodmaster".

Abeking Rasmussen

The shipyard has been developing and building ships for navies, coastguards, the public sector, ship operators and private customers since 1907. In addition to sailing- and motoryachts, current products include minesweepers and --hunters, patrol boats plus special ships like research and supply ships for the offshore industry.

With SWATH@A&R technology Abeking & Rasmussen developed a type of ship with exceptional seakeeping capabilities that provides a stable working platform even in heavy seas and opens up quite new horizons in other operations, while enhancing the safety and reliability of traditional ones. High demands on safety and quality provide the basis for our corporate philosophy as an innovative-oriented shipyard in the high-tech country Germany.

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Video SWASH by Abeking & Rasmussen

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Video SWASH@A&R "EXPLORER"

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Video SWATH@A&R "Jakob Prei"

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Video SWATH@A&R Pilot System Elbe Range

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Video Belgium Pilot Boat Approaching. Swath Technology

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Video SWATH vs. Mono Hull

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Video SWATH Technology by Abeking & Rasmussen

SWATH@A&R – AN IDEA ON THE RISE

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For thousands of years ships have been firmly anchored in human identity. They have benefited and advanced the human kind in countless ways. And yet all along this amazing journey seafarers have been plagued by seasickness, an incessant and relentless nausea caused by the ship’s rolling and rocking. Many experts have tried to find the remedy for the persistent ailment, but always with moderate success.

That is, until Abeking & Rasmussen took up the challenge in 1999 in their usual, intense way and set new standards in on-board comfort and seakeeping with the development of the SWATH technology. Since then, the shipyard delivered almost 30 extremely accomplished SWATH@A&R (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) vessels that owe their success to one groundbreaking advantage – stable and calm voyage even in high and stormy seas. With the innovative technology the shipyard won accolades across the shipbuilding world and took its rightful place as the world market leader in this highly promising industry sector.

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