Incat Crowther to Design New Monohull Fast Ferry

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Australia-based Incat Crowther says it has been hired by an undisclosed client based in Central America to design a monohull ferry capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.

The company says the 62-meter ferry will have the capacity for 650 passengers and be powered by five MTU 16V400M63L engines, with ZF-7650 gearboxes and propelled by five Hamilton HM-811 jets for a service speed of 37 knots and a max speed of 40 knots. Two 150ekW generator sets will provide the vessel with electricity and a 200hp bow thruster for maneuverability and stationing.

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The main deck will feature a large cabin with 286 first-class seats, 20 lounge seats, and four handicap accommodation seating areas, as well as a kid’s play area with surrounding seating.

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The aft deck will feature a cargo room with cargo loading gates, able to fit a portable conveyor belt for loading and unloading, while the mid deck features cabin hosting 144 first-class seats and 32 lounge seats. Forward of the cabin is a raised wheelhouse, with wing control stations on port and starboard sides. Aft of the cabin, is a spacious deck that offers 112 exterior seats, while the upper deck provides a large observation area including 36 exterior seats.

Vessel Specifics

  • Platform: Monohull
  • Length Overall: 62.4 m
  • Length Waterline: 55.9 m
  • Beam: 10.5 m
  • Draft Hull: 1.8 m
  • Depth: 4.25 m
  • Passengers: 650
  • Crew: 8
  • Deck Cargo: 10 t
  • Fuel: 50000 litres
  • Fuel (Day Tanks): 25000 litres
  • Fresh Water: 1500 litres
  • Deadweight: 85 t
  • Service Speed: 37 knots
  • Maximum Speed: 40 knots
  • Main Engines: 5 x MTU 16V4000M63L
  • Gearboxes: 5 x ZF760
  • Propulsion: 5 x Hamilton HM-811
  • Generators: 2 x 150ekW/60hz
  • Bow Thrusters: 1 x 200hp
  • Flag: Undisclosed