NEWS - Incat Crowther 18m Catamaran Passenger Ferry
First passenger ferry to utilise successful workboat hull form
Incat Crowther has launched an 18m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Victorian Inter Island Ferries. MV James Grant is the fourth vessel Incat Crowther has designed for the operator.
This vessel is the first passenger ferry to feature Incat Crowther’s latest hull form, implemented on recent successful workboats. Performance is excellent with a top speed of 27kts at full load with only 339kW.
The vessel will carry 100 passengers, with boarding via side gates aft. Across the aft bulwark is a large luggage rack. The aft deck also features 2 WC compartments and stairs to the upper deck. The main passenger cabin features 64 seats. Windows in the forward bulkhead give passengers a view over the foredeck, while a large TV screen is fitted on centreline behind the half-height wheelhouse.
MV James Grant proves Incat Crowther’s ability to consistently satisfy clients’ requirements with continual evolution and improvement to its product offering.
18m Catamaran Passenger Ferry
Material: Marine grade aluminium
Length overall: 18m
Draft (hull): 1.15m
Engines: 2 x John Deere 6125AFM75-M3
Rated kW: 339kW at 2000rpm (each)
Max. speed: 27kts
Service speed: 25kts
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