MARCH 29, 2016 — CoCo Yachts B.V., Gorinchem, Netherlands, reports that China’s Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou) Ltd. has delivered the first of two Coastal Cruiser 28 design catamarans to Zhuhai High Speed Ferry Company.
Named Hai Qin, the vessel attained a top speed of 38.11 knots at full load during sea trials.
Special attention has been given to ensure high level of outfitting in the passenger accommodations, both on main and upper deck. Both exterior color design and interior design are by Australia’s Spear Green from Australia.
Noise levels averaged 74 dB(a) on the main deck and 70 dB(a) on the upper deck.
Coco Yachts and Afai Southern Shipyard have been cooperating for several projects since 2012. Coco Yachts is responsible for the basic design, including hull lines, construction drawings, weight calculation, power-speed calculations, FEM structural calculations and noise and vibrations calculations for the vessels; the shibuilder is responsible for the production drawings for construction, machinery and systems.
Currently there are three more CoCo Yachts designed fast ferries under construction at Afai Southern Shipyard: one Coastal Cruiser 322 for Cosco Xiamen, one Coastal Cruiser 199 and one Coastal Cruiser 300 for Peng Xing Ferry Company.