China: Afai Southern and Damen Shipyards Pen Two New Ferry Contracts
Recently, Afai Southern and Damen Shipyards signed two new ferry contracts. The DFFe 4010, a Damen Fast Ferry measuring about 40 meters in length and 10 meters in width, is a completely new design following the latest innovations in passenger transport.
The hull as well as the superstructure will be made of aluminum resulting in a light but strong vessel. The propulsion can consist of either a controllable pitch propulsion system or a waterjet system, both having excellent fuel efficiency.
Delivery of these two Damen ferries is planned for the second half of 2013.
DFFe 4010 Summary:
Length o.a. / 40.0 m
Speed range / 27.0-36.0 knots
Passengers / 445
Beam / 10.7
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, August 16, 2012; Image: afaisouth