Incat Crowther monohull plays a dual role in New Caledonia

JUNE 20, 2017 — A 36 m monohull passenger ferry designed by Incat Crowther and built by Strategic Marine's Vietnam shipyard is now fulfilling a dual role for Mary D Cruises in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia. By day, the Mary D Seven operates with yacht-like style on the route between Noumea and Amedee Island. In the evening, she operates as a dinner cruise vessel, maximizing her utilization rate.

She is also fitted with cargo fuel and water tanks to serve as the supply vessel for Amedee Island.

The main deck is arranged to support the transit operation by day and dinner cruises in the evening. The deck features 108 passenger seats primarily in booth seating with tables, an outdoor servery with chilled food storage and food display area. An area of the main deck doubles as luggage storage by day and dance floor by night.

Upstairs, a semi-enclosed passenger area seats 88 passengers with a dedicated bar.

The vessel has a high end finish including artificial teak flooring, extensive use of polished stainless steel, and a yacht like appearance.
Additional operational features include a dedicated garbage storage and removal system and fold out landing ramps to meet with the operator's existing infrastructure.

The vessel is powered by two MTU 16V2000 M61 main engines with a rating of only 800 kW for a service speed of 19.9 knots. Electrical power is supplied by three Caterpillar C4.4 generators for redundancy, fitted in sound enclosures.

The vessel is classed by BV and complies with French flag rules.


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