FBMA Marine Signs Contract for Ferries

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

FBMA Marine Inc. (FBMA), the Aboitiz-owned shipbuilder based in , has signed a new building contract with Wightlink, .  The order is to design and build 2 new 41m high speed passenger catamarans, for use on the Portsmouth – Ryde crossing. This success builds on FBMA Marine Inc. new building contract for a 70m Ropax ferry for Scotland UK, and a 57m high speed catamaran ferry for .The order for FBMA project 1026 and 1027, was awarded following an international tender and the 2 vessels, due for delivery in summer 2009, will provide replacements for 2 existing hi speed catamaran vessels. The new catamarans, designed by BMT Nigel Gee, have been configured to optimise both seakeeping and fuel efficiency on the very busy - Ryde commuter route.  The vessels have a single deck with 260 seats and double width boarding access doors, to enable rapid embarkation and disembarkation and luggage stowage. Additional features include the incorporation of a dedicated stowage for bicycles and outdoor viewing seating area.

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