Australia-based naval architecture firm Incat Crowther has unveiled the design of a new class of 33m catamaran passenger ferry for Majestic Ferries in Singapore.
Four vessels in this series are currently under construction at PT Cahaya Samudra Shipyard in Indonesia. After delivery, they are expected to operate between Singapore and Batam.
With the new design, the vessels will be capable of offering enhanced capacity and speed, along with significant fuel savings.
The company said the order for this ferry design is a result of its expertise in developing fuel-efficient solutions that offer operators a commercial advantage.
Powered by a pair of MAN D2862 LE463 main engines, the vessels will be able to cruise at a speed of 28k.
According to Incat, the ferries will be built to the HSC 2000 code under Bureau Veritas survey.
With a capacity to accommodate 200 passengers, the vessels will serve them through mid-ship boarding doors and forward-facing seating.
The new design also features four seats for crew members and offers a six-person crew room and kiosk, as well as three heads at the aft end of the cabin.
Moreover, the upper deck of the vessels will feature the wheelhouse with better all-round visibility.
This contract for four vessels is endorsement of Incat Crowther’s expertise in developing fuel-efficient solutions that offer operators a commercial advantage.
In June, the company received a contract to design a pair of 41m catamaran passenger ferries for WETA of San Francisco. These vessels will be built by Kvichak Marine Industries.
Image: The new design offers enhanced capacity and speed along with significant fuel savings. Photo: courtesy of Incat Crowther Pty Ltd.