Aker Yards Delivers Fast Day Ferry

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

SuperSpeed2 will start on the route Larvik in to Hirtshals in . With a service speed of 27 knots, the new ferry will be able to travel this distance in three hours 45 minutes, which is two hours faster than with traditional ferries.The Superspeed ferries are ultramodern fast ships, which are revolutionizing the daytime cruising between and . The sistership SuperSpeed1 was delivered in February 2008 and use three hours 15 minutes for the crossing from in to Hirtshals. The contract for two vessels worth approx. EUR 250 million meant 1 600 manyears of work to Aker Yards in Rauma.

The Superspeed ferries are also fast and efficient while they are in port. Trailers and cars are simultaneously loaded on two different decks, enabling unloading and loading to be completed in less than an hour.

The approximately 211 metre long and 26 metre wide vessel has 2,000 lane metres of vehicle space and takes 1,900 passengers. There are no passenger cabins in the day ferry.

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