Incat Crowther Launches New Catamaran Ferry for Xunlong Shipping, China

Incat Crowther Launches New Catamaran Ferry for Xunlong Shipping, China

Incat Crowther recently launched Xun Long 5, the first of two vessels to be built by AFAI Southern shipyard for Xunlong Shipping Co. The contract to design these two vessels was won in a tight competitive tender process, and Incat Crowther is proud of the support offered to AFAI Southern to assist them to secure this contract.

The 34m, 188 passenger vessel features a mix of passenger classes over two decks. The main deck seats 154 economy class passengers. The forward end of the main deck cabin houses a kiosk, forward of which is a crew room. 3 toilets are located aft on this deck, as is a large electrical room.

The upper deck seats 40 in booths with tables, as well as lounge that seats 6. There is an 8-passenger VIP room aft and an additional toilet. Four large luggage containers are accommodated on the aft upper deck, and there are stairs to roof deck. The raised wheelhouse offers excellent visibility over the foredeck, with direct access to external wing control stations for easier and safer berthing operations.

Xun Long 5 is powered by a pair of MTU 16V2000 M70 main engines. These engines drive through a pair of ZF4540 gearboxes to MJP 550DD water jets.

On recent sea trials, Xun Long 5 performed well, achieving its contracted loaded service speed of 28 knots. The vessel has a top speed of 30 knots.

The vessel is in survey to China’s CCS rules.

Incat Crowther’s attention to clients’ needs is unparalleled, and is further demonstrated by Xun Long 5, a vessel tailored perfectly to Xun Long Shipping Co’s needs.

Source: Incat Crowther, March 13, 2012