A new 40-meter catamaran passenger ferry has been launched in China to be operated by Sea’s Young in Hong Kong. Designed by Incat Crowther and built by Wang Tak, Shi Zi Yang 7 is a 199-passenger ferry that has been designed and built to compete in the tough domestic Chinese market where speed, comfort and efficiency are paramount, the designer said.
The design features an efficient semi-SWATH hull form. Its deck plan keeps superstructure to a minimum, with hull cross structure eliminated where not required. Incat Crowther said it was able to achieve high performance, comfort and efficiency without sacrificing robustness
Shi Zi Yang 7’s main boarding zones are port and starboard aft, whereupon passengers enter the main cabin via an area that houses crew mess, bathrooms, luggage racks and a small kiosk. Forward of this, an open cabin features 139 seats. A pair of VIP cabins are located at the aft outboard sides of this cabin, each seating four. Stairs lead to the upper deck business class cabin with seating for 52. Forward of this is the half-height wheelhouse with external bridge wing stations, providing excellent visibility and maneuvering safety.
Powered by a pair of MTU 12V2000
M72 main engines, Shi Zi Yang 7 comfortably achieved its contract speed on recent sea trials and leads the class in terms of fuel consumption.
Length Overall: 41.9m
Length Waterline: 40m
Beam Overall: 9.5m
Draft (hull): 1.2m
Construction: Marine grade aluminum
Fuel Oil: 7,000 liters
Fresh Water: 1,000 liters
Sullage: 1,000 liters
Propulsion and Performance
Speed (Service): 30.5 knots
Speed (Max): 32.0 knots
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 12V2000 M72
Power: 2 x 1,080kW @ 2,250rpm
Propulsion: 2 x MJP 650DD waterjets
Class / Survey: CSA Catamaran HSC, Passenger A, Coastal Service Restriction