Safety is our No. 1 priority

Safety matters – there is no room for compromise at Swimbus. The Swimbus 12.01 is fully tested & certified and complies to all EU requirements and regulations.

Hull structure and strengths are approved by DNV-GL (Germanischer Lloyd). The intact and damaged stability is approved by DNV-GL (Germanischer Lloyd).

The bus safety is approved and licensed by TÜV Rheinland.

The Swimbus 12.01. is fully certified and approved for service on EU roads and waterways.

Some important elements

Fire protection

The Swimbus 12.01. is equipped with an advanced firefighting protection system. Smoke/heat detection and fire suppression system in all sensitive compartments. Hydrant and portable fire extinguishers on deck.

  • 3 independently operating engines (2 for water, 1 for road)
  • 2 independently operated ship drives and rudder systems – optimally designed to prevent engine failures
  • Our integrated monitoring system „SILEX“ is based on CAN BUS and connects all relevant installations both of ship and bus
  • Operation information is given to the driver/captain
  • All important systems are monitored permanently and provide its actual status to the driver/captain at a glance. All sub-systems (engines, A/C, heating, fire system, doors, lights, pressures, etc.) can be controlled and many of them even managed from the cockpit (various languages available/on request)
  • Temperatures, engine-parameters, liquid levels, cooling, locking status of doors, etc. are monitored continuously. Maintenance intervals are signaled and alarms sound in case of malfunctions
  • Remote access upon request.


Passenger safety

Swimbus 12.01 is fully equipped to ensure passenger and crew safety.

  • Inflatable life jackets for each passenger and crew member
  • Safety lighting, signs
  • Fixed and portabel firefighting equipment
  • Navigation lights and signalling equippment
  • 1 main exit, 2 emergency exits, 4 emergency exit windows
Driving safety
  • Front and rear cameras
  • ABS
  • ASR
Ship safety
  • Special anchor with electrical windlass
  • Automatic bilge pump system
  • 2 x Ship radio stations
  • Ship horn
  • 2 x 25 m ropes
  • 2 x lifebuoy rings with rope
  • Emergency ladder

Technical support

Swimbus 12.01 comes along with the operation and maintenance manuals of all equipment on board and a special operating and maintenance handbook for the Swimbus.

Driver/maintenance training upon request.

Swimbus International Ltd


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