Incat Crowther Design Chosen for Next Generation of Singapore Ferries
- Business & Finance
US marine designer Incat Crowther was selected to design a new class of 33 meter catamaran passenger ferry for Majestic Ferries in Singapore, to operate between Singapore and Batam.
With four of the vessels already under construction at PT Cahaya Samudra Shipyard in Indonesia, the design is expected to deliver increased capacity and speed, and offer fuel savings in return on the operator’s investment in the new fleet.
The vessels will be powered by a pair of MAN D2862 LE463 main engines driving fixed pitch propellers. With 1029kW per hull, the vessels will cruise at 28 knots and will be built to the HSC 2000 code under Bureau Veritas survey.
All of the vessel’s 200 passengers will enter through midship boarding doors and sit in forward-facing seats. In addition, there are four seats for crew members. At the aft end of the cabin are a 6-person crew room and kiosk, as well as three heads.
The upper deck, free of passengers, features just the wheelhouse.