Incat Crowther Announces Newbuild Contract

Press Release
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Incat Crowther has announced a contract to design a pair of 25m Catamaran passenger ferries to operate in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Under construction at Midship Marine in Louisiana, these vessels will follow on from the successful quartet of UltraJet boats built by the yard. The new vessels will have a similar configuration, with a half-height wheelhouse allowing a completely open upper passenger deck.


72 seats will be fitted to the upper deck, whilst the main deck passenger cabin will be fitted with seats for 131, plus a pair of wheelchair spaces.


The aft deck houses an ADA compliant toilet and luggage racks. As with the UltraJet boats, boarding will be via fold down ramps situated on all four corners of the vessel.


Designed and built to USCG Subchapter K, these boats will meet the recent updates to fire and safety regulations (NVIC 9-97 Change 1). Compliance with these most recent regulations requires the protection of the embarkation and muster stations from the effects of fire and flooding. To meet these regulations, these vessels will be fitted with A-class structural fire protection and fire doors to the main passenger cabin.


The vessels will be powered by a pair of Caterpillar C32 ACERT main engines, each producing 1300hp. The vessels will have a loaded service speed of 27 knots, and a maximum speed in excess of 30 knots. The vessels’ required speed of 30 knots will be achieved at 75% MCR.


These two new vessels demonstrate Incat Crowther’s support of North American yards and operators, and the result of consistently delivering a high quality design service.


Specifications - 25m Catamaran Passenger Ferry

 

Principal Dimensions

 

  • Length Overall 86’ 8” / 26.4m
  • Length Waterline 76’ 6” / 23.3m
  • Beam Overall 25’ 6” / 7.75m
  • Draft (hull) 4’ 4” / 1.3m
  • Draft (prop or max) 6’ 9” / 2.05m
  • Depth 9’ 9” / 2.95m
  • Construction Marine grade aluminium


Capacities

 

  • Fuel Oil 1 000 gallons / 3 800 litres
  • Fresh Water 200 gallons / 750 litres
  • Sullage 200 gallons / 750 litres
  • Passengers 200
  • Crew 4

 

Propulsion and Performance

 

  • Speed (Service) 27 knots
  • Speed (Max) 30 knots
  • Main Engines 2 x Caterpillar C32 ACERT
  • Power 2 x 970kW (1300hp) @ 2100rpm
  • Propulsion 2 x Propeller
  • Generators 2 x NL M6502.25 65kW


Regulatory

 

  • Flag US Virgin Islands
  • Class / Survey USCG Subchapter K

 

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