Next Generation Austal Trimaran Revealed

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Photo courtesy Austal

Austal has officially unveiled its new 334.6-ft trimaran vehicle-passenger ferry platform, which is currently under construction at its Western Australian shipyard and available for purchase.

The new trimaran is an evolution of Austal’s 2005 trimaran ferry Benchijigua Express - optimizing performance, seakeeping, fuel efficiency, passenger comfort and payload.

The vessel utilizes Austal’s trimaran technology, combining the softer roll of monohulls with the low resistance, stability and carrying capacity of catamarans, to open up new markets beyond existing fast ferry designs. A lower roll speed means lower accelerations experienced by passengers – significantly reducing passenger seasickness.

The trimaran’s unique hydrodynamic hull form combined with its three engine propulsion train delivers fuel efficiency across a range of operating conditions.

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