This is a 214’ Ultra Fast RoPax Catamaran Ferry built in Australia in 2008. It set new standards in performance, comfort, safety, and quality of finish. It has a high efficiency hull design capable of delivering record-breaking performance, while meeting demanding weight targets. Its innovative design complied with the highest standards for passenger ferries.
Passenger capacity is 208 and it can carry 56 cars or 54 lane meters for trucks and 34 cars.
The vessel has the capability to assist in search and rescue and medivac operations due to its helicopter landing facility, which is suitable for a medium class helicopter. It is powered by four MTU 20 cylinder 1163 series diesel engines each producing 6,500 kW and driving Rolls-Royce / Kamewa waterjets.giving it max speed off 55 knots and a service speed of 48 knots which is 20% faster than most fast ferries.
The vessel meets Det Norske Veritas survey requirements and conforms to the HSC code.
Build Austal, 2008
Class Det Norske Veritas / IMO HSC 2000
Displ 689 T
DWT 165 T
Max speed 55 knots
Service speed 48 knots
CAPACITY - PERSONS
CAPACITY - VEHICLE INFO
Cars 56 or 54 truck lane meters plus 34 cars
Maximum Axle Loads:
Aft main deck 9 tons (single wheel); 12 tons (dual wheel)
Remainder of main deck 3 tons (single wheel)
Vehicle deck clear height 3.1 m
Main Engines: 4 x MTU 20V1163 TB73L, 4 x 6,500 kW
Fuel capacity: 44,000 l
Waterjets: 4 x Kamewa 90 SII
Aux Engines: Aux 2 x MAN D2866 LXE
Gearboxes: Rentjies gearboxes
Cooling: Air conditioning