New high-speed ferry for Majestic Ferries

JUNE 14, 2016—Singapore’s Majestic Ferries recently took delivery of the Majestic 7, the first of four 200-passenger, high-speed catamaran ferries for service between Singapore and Batam.

Based on a design by Incat Crowther, the Majestic 7 was built of marine grade aluminum at PT Cahaya Samudra Shipyard in Indonesia and has an overall length of 33 meters, beam of 8.5 meters, draft of 1.2 meters, and depth of 2.8 meters.

All of Majestic 7’s 200 passengers will enter through midship boarding doors and sit in forward-facing seats. The catamaran is built to the HSC 2000 code under Bureau Veritas survey.

Propulsion power is supplied by two MAN D2862 LE463 main engines, each rated at 1,029 kW at 2,100 rev/min, that drive fixed-pitch, five-bladed propellers. The Majestic 7 performed well in sea trials, reports Incat Crowther, reaching a loaded speed in excess of 30 knots. The ferry will be operated at a service speed of 28 knots at a reduced MCR.

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