Designer Incat Crowther reports that Seastreak LLC, Atlantic City, N.J., has ordered a sister vessel to its Seastreak Commodore.
Delivered last year (see earlier story) the Incat Crowther 45 design, 600 passenger Seastreak Commodore is the highest capacity UCSG Subchapter K certified fast ferry ever built
The success of Seastreak Commodore has prompted Seastreak to add a second Incat Crowther 45 to accommodate the large passenger volume along its routes.
The 45 m x 12 m vessel will be built at the Midship Marine shipyard in Harvey, La. It will be powered by four MTU 12V4000 M64 main engines and propelled by Kongsberg Kamewa 63S4 waterjets.
During sea trials Seastreak Commodore achieved in excess of 38 knots, in fully loaded condition.
Each of the Seastreak Incat 45 vessels features four Reintjes WVS 730 reverse reduction gearboxes, supplied by Karl Senner LLC, that allow for back-flushing the waterjets. These gearboxes utilize light-weight aluminum housings, diagonal offsets, and robust gearing ideal for a high speed catamaran with high operating hours.