Incat Crowther Launches Cat Ferry

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Photo courtesy Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced the launch of a second 37m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Coastal Fast Ferries in Tanzania. Built by Richardson Devine Marine in Tasmania, the vessel is a repeat order from the operator, validating both the design and build quality delivered in the sistership Kilimanjaro.

Like its predecessor, Kilimanjaro II has been specifically designed and engineered for operation in Africa. The vessel utilizes previous design experience in designing vessels for operators in remote areas with limited infrastructure. The systems and structures have been simplified to create a vessel that is efficient to maintain and operate.

The high-capacity vessel will typically carry 400 passengers, and is engineered and certified to carry 500 passengers in peak scenarios. Attention has been paid to the loading and circulation of the large number of passengers. Simple hinged ramps are fitted to the vessel on both sides for passenger loading, whilst another pair of ramps is fitted aft for luggage loading. The aft deck has been arranged with four toilet spaces, luggage room and a staircase.

The main cabin contains seating for 200 passengers with further seating for 128 in the vessel’s middeck cabin. In addition, there are exterior seats on the foredeck, aft mid-deck and upper deck. With the wheelhouse located on the upper deck, the mid-deck has a full length first class cabin, offering 360 degree visibility.

The vessel features durable construction, including heavy hull plating and heavy duty fendering. Powered by twin Cummins KTA38M2’s each producing 1200HP the vessel has a maximum speed of 28 knots.

Coastal Fast Ferries will operate the Kilimanjaro II alongside its sister ship between Tanzania’s largest city, Dar Es Salaam, and Zanzibar.

Main Particulars:
Length, o.a.    121 ft
Length, w.l.    111.5 ft
Beam, o.a.    31.2 ft
Depth    11.2 ft
Construction    Marine grade aluminum

Fuel Oil, main tank    3,170 gal
Fresh water    396 gal
Sullage    703 gal
Crew    6
Passengers    500
Max. Deadweight    56 tonnes

Propulsion Performance:
Speed, max    28 knots
Speed, cruising    24 knots
Main Engines    2 x Cummins KTA 38 M1
Power    2 x 1300hp / 969kW @ 1800rpm
Gearbox    2 x ZF 305D
Propulsors    2 x Five Bladed Propellers
Generators    2 x Cummins 170kVA, 50 Hz
1 x Cummins 17kVA, 50 Hz

Class/ Survey    USL 1C
Flag    Tanzania

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