Incat Crowther is pleased to announce that construction is well progressed on a pair of 199-passenger Incat Crowther 40m catamaran passenger ferries at AFAI Southern Shipyard, in the Peoples Republic of China.
To be operated by the Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company, the vessels will form the next generation of sleek, fast, low fuel consumption ferries operating in the Pearl River Delta region. AFAI Southern Shipyard’s winning bid for the project was underpinned by the partnership’s ability to deliver a high speed, low fuel consumption vessel which offers a step change in passenger experience.
The vessels will accommodate 199 economy passengers on a single deck with VIP passengers having a dedicated cabin on the upper deck. The main passenger deck features all amenities aft to maximise crew comfort and deliver an open, airy cabin with clean forward visibility.
The Incat Crowther 40 will be powered by twin MTU 12V2000 M72 main engines, driving Rolls Royce Kamewa S71-4 waterjets.
The latest hull form is used for the vessels featuring Incat Crowther’s unique reverse bow which optimises hull efficiency and seakeeping characteristics delivering reduced operating costs and exceptional passenger comfort. This proven hull form has been rigorously tested in service and continues to support Incat Crowther to deliver leading designs throughout the industry.
Incat Crowther have delivered over 50 ferries currently in operation in China.