Fantasea Cruises to Take Delivery of Catamaran Ferry

Monday, June 20, 2011

Incat Crowther and Aluminium Marine have confirmed the sale of a 24m catamaran ferry nearing completion in Brisbane. The vessel has been sold to the prominent Great Barrier Reef operator Fantasea Cruises, who will take delivery of the vessel immediately upon completion of sea trials.

When construction of the vessel began in September 2010, it was anticipated that the vessel could be used for either commuter or tour operations. As structural work proceeded, Aluminium Marine and Incat Crowther were approached by Fantasea Cruises to develop a layout for the vessel that suited their reef tour operation. While structural elements remained unchanged through the process, modifications to the interior fit out. A bar/kiosk was added to the main deck aft, utilizing the space under the stairs for storage. Main deck seating was revised to incorporate a mix of forward-facing seats and booths with tables. The upper deck cabin
has been fitted out with stylish lounges with occasional tables.

The vessel is to be powered by a pair of Yanmar 6AYM-GTE main engines. It will have a service speed of 26 knots, with a top speed of 28 knots. Further vessels in same style are also under construction, with announcements due in coming months.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Schlumberger Announces Q1 Results

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.

Russia Ships First Oil From Offshore Arctic Platform

President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil on Friday, saying the platform decried by environmentalists will help Moscow expand its global energy markets share.

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

Cruise Ship Trends

China Homeport for Latest Giant RCI Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean International says that its latest cruise ship, 'Quantum of the Seas', will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China The ship will reposition to China in May 2015,

Holland American Line donates $100,000 to Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

In honor of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s work to spread peace, justice and democracy around the globe, Holland America Line has made a $100,000 donation to

Cruise Industry Disappointed by Findings of Critical LMU Report

New research by the UK's Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU) claims the cruise industry is ignoring its responsibility to the environments and societies it visits.

Vessels

Bodies found trapped in S Korean ferry

Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin on Saturday but were unable to retrieve them,

Havyard to Build Hybrid Battery Arctic PSV

Norway's Havyard says it has signed a contract for the construction of a Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel with Fafnir Offshore HF. The vessel is to be

Rotterdam port's throughput almost stable

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year.Split up by goods type,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1210 sec (8 req/sec)