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Etoh Marine Delivers Monohull Ferry Honored As First Aegis Cruiser

Etoh Marine Corp., Imari City, Japan, delivered the Fuki 8, a 235-passenger monohull vessel, earlier this year for operation between Tomishima and Akashi, Japan.

The ferry is 110feet(33.5 m)long, with abeam of 21 feet (6.5 m) and a draft of three feet (1 m). The vessel is powered by a pair of Yanmar V- 16 model 16LAK-ST1 engines delivering 1,600 bhp each. The engines drive conventional five blade propellers through Niigata MGM 433 reduction gears. It has a top speed of more than 28 knots. Electrical power is provided by a Yanmar 4CHL-N 40 kW generator. Controls and navigation equipment on the flybridge include hydraulic engine controls, Marol hydraulic steering, Furuno GP-1250 GPS, Furuno FCR-1421 radar, Furuno FM-7000 VHS and a Daiko Keiki compass. Etoh Marine Corp. designs and manufactures custom aluminum vessels. For more information on Etoh Marine Corp., Circle 4 1 on Reader Service Card

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