Incat Crowther designs two ferries for Russian shipyard

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pacificocatmicroIncat Crowther has signed an agreement with Russian shipbuilder Pacifico Marine of Vladivostok for two catamaran ferry projects. The companies have formed a relationship that sees the design company assist Pacifico Marine to serve the Russian market with proven designs. Both companies are hard at work to secure further orders to follow the initial two vessels.

The catamarans are being constructed for operation during next year’s APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperaation) summit to be held in Vladivostok, the administrative center of the Primorsky region. The locally constructed vessels, operated by Vladmorpass Co. Ltd, will provide comfortable and efficient transport for the APEC summit members, while showcasing the region’s maritime industry.

The first of the two vessels will be a 27 m aluminium catamaran ferry that will carry 223 passengers.

This vessel has been delivered to Pacifico, which has previously specialized in composite materials,  as an aluminum kit, which not only includes aluminum structure, but also major components such as windows and doors.

The second vessel will be a 223-passenger 28 m composite catamaran ferry, for which Incat Crowther has provided a complete composite engineering service in addition to its full drafting and naval architectural design service.

Each of the vessels will be powered by a pair of MTU 10V200 M72 main engines driving though propellers, and will have service speeds of 25 knots. They will enter service under Russian Maritime Register Shipping flag.

Incat Crowther says it expects to make announce further Pacifico Marine projects in the coming months.



Length Overall: 27.0 m
Length Waterline: 24.6 m
Beam: 8.5 m
Draft Hull: 1.0 m
Draft Skeg: 1.7 m
Fuel: 6 000 litres
Fresh Water: 2 000 liters
Sullage: 1 000 liters
Service Speed: 25 knots
Maximum Speed: 29 knots
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 10V2000 M72
Installed Power: 2 x 900kW @2250 rpm
Propulsion: 2 x Propellers
Generators: 2 x 50 kW
Construction Material: Marine Grade Aluminium
Flag: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Class: KM* MHC HSC Passenger Craft B



Length Overall: 28.0 m
Length Waterline: 23.3 m
Beam: 8.1 m
Draft Max: 1.9 m
Draft Hull: 1.2 m
Fuel: 6 000 liters
Fresh Water: 1 000 liters
Sullage: 500 litres
Service Speed: 25 knots
Maximum Speed: 29 knots
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 10V2000 M72
Installed Power: 2 x 900kW @ 2250rpm
Propulsion: 2 x Propellers
Construction Material: Fibre Reinforced Plastic
Flag: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Class: KM* AUT3 HSC Passenger Craft B

May 5, 2011

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