Malaysia to get new high-speed ferry

OCTOBER 7, 2015—Australia’s Incat Crowther has been commissioned to design a 90-foot aluminum catamaran passenger transport ferry to be operated by Cataferry Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.

Propulsion for high-speed ferry will be supplied by two Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel engines that drive two 40 in fixed pitch propellers. The engines are rated at 970 kW at 2,100 rev/min. The ferry will have a service speed of 28 knots and maximum speed of 30 knots.

The BV-class 90 ft 3 in x 26 ft 3 in ferry will be able to accommodate 151 passengers in a full width cabin on its main deck. This area includes interior seating, a cargo luggage area, locker rooms for switchboards, and an entertainment bar. Aft of the cabin there will be three restrooms and a luggage room to hold cargo. A swim deck is featured below, on the aft portion of the main deck.

The mid deck cabin will accommodate 40 passengers and another 13 in outdoor seating aft. Forward of the cabin, is the pilothouse, including two captain’s chairs and a chart table. The port and starboard side feature a wing control station.



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