Next Generation Austal Trimaran Revealed

Austal has officially unveiled its new 102-metre trimaran vehicle-passenger ferry platform, which is currently under construction at its Western Australian shipyard and available for purchase.

The new 102-metre trimaran is an evolution of Austal’s landmark 2005 trimaran ferry “Benchijigua Express” in every sense – optimising performance, seakeeping, fuel efficiency, passenger comfort and payload to deliver a truly next generation transportation solution.

The vessel utilises Austal’s trimaran technology, combining the softer roll of monohulls with the low resistance, stability and carrying capacity of catamarans, to open up new markets beyond existing fast ferry designs. A lower roll speed means lower accelerations experienced by passengers – significantly reducing passenger seasickness.