Incat Sells Hull 058

Friday, March 21, 2003
A contract has been exchanged for the sale of Incat Australia’s 98m catamaran, hull 058, to a European customer. The purchaser is a long term Incat customer, and intends for 058 to join its two existing Incat vessels in operation for the northern European summer. Announcing the sale to staff at the Hobart shipyard, Incat Australia Managing Director, Craig Clifford said “The sale of vessel 058 has been foreshadowed for some time, and is great news for all Incat staff and supporters. A sale to a repeat customer is added confirmation of the confidence the market has in the quality of the Incat product.” The ship will be painted in the company’s colours over the next few weeks and is expected to depart Hobart for Europe in late April. The Evolution 10b design of hull 058 delivers proven technology in a vessel capable of carrying a mix of passengers and freight at speeds over 40 knots. The operator will have the flexibility to configure the Wave Piercing Catamaran to suit traffic fluctuations whilst maximizing revenue. Deployed in a high volume tourist mode, the operator can opt for the maximum 267 car capacity by utilising the optional mezzanine vehicle decks. To maximise flexibility during shoulder seasons or to provide a dedicated freight service, the mezzanine decks can be easily lifted to allow a high concentration of heavy highway vehicles, 24 road freight trailers with 85 cars. The sale will provide funds to repay the existing Tasmanian State Government loan. On completion of the sale the loan will be repaid in full with interest. The Incat group acknowledges with appreciation the support shown by the Tasmanian Government, and their confidence shown in Incat’s shipbuilding enterprises. Chairman of the Incat Group, Robert Clifford said “The loan assisted the company to retain our core workforce through a difficult period. We now look forward to a strong and long future”. The remaining funds received from the sale will go towards the completion of the 98 metre, high speed craft, hull number 61 for the United States Navy, delivery of which is expected in July 2003.
Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Hiab Debuts Biggest Crane - HIAB X-HiPro 1058

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is set to launch the biggest crane to date in its high capacity range, the HIAB X-HiPro 1058. This signposts the first in a series of launches,

Liebherr to Debut 5-Axle Mobile Crane

Liebherr will be showing its new 160-tonne mobile crane LTM 1160-5.2 at the Intermat 2015 in Paris, France. This crane on a five-axle chassis was presented to

Great Lakes Coal Falls Short in 2014

Despite a nearly 1-million ton increase in coal shipments on the Great Lakes in December, the surge was not enough to enable the trade to outperform 2013, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said,

Ship Sales

Taiwan Naval Fleet Adds Home-Grown Vessel

Taiwanese Navy formally took delivery Friday of a new locally designed supply vessel that it said will help enhance Taiwan's maritime combat capabilities.   In

Indian Shipping Ministry Seeks Tax Sops

India's shipping ministry is asking for a tax holiday and more incentives for the shipbuilding industry in the upcoming Union budget, according to a report in the Economic Times.

Vroon Adds Twelfth Tanker

Dutch ship owner Vroon has confirmed the purchase of the MT ST Charlotte, a 2006-built bitumen/molten sulphur tanker. The vessel will be renamed Iver Ability and

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1143 sec (9 req/sec)