Mystery owner asks Incat Crowther to design fast ferry

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 —Incat Crowther, Lafayette, LA, reports that it has been commissioned by an undisclosed Central American operator to design a 63 m, 650 passenger aluminum monohull ferry.

The main deck allows for four passenger loading stations and features a large cabin, hosting 286 first-class seats, 20 lounge seats, and four handicap accommodation seating areas. The cabin also features a kid's play area with surrounding seating.

On the aft deck is a cargo room with cargo loading gates, able to fit a portable conveyor belt for efficient loading and unloading. The aft deck also features three restrooms, one of them handicapped accessible.

The mid deck features cabin hosting 144 first-class seats and 32 lounge seats.

Forward of the cabin is the raised wheelhouse, with wing control stations on port and starboard sides. Aft of the cabin, a spacious deck that offers 112 exterior seats. A mini-bar is located in the center of the arrangement with a stage for entertainment behind the cabin.

The upper deck provides a large observation area including 36 exterior seats.Five  MTU 16V400M63L engines power the ferries five Hamilton HM-811 water jets  via ZF-7650 gearboxes, giving it a service speed of 37 knots.

Electrical requirements are met by two 150 ekW generator sets.

A 200hp bow thruster will enhance maneuverability and station keeping.

No word on the shipbuilder.

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