New Zealand’s Q-West to Build High-speed Ferry

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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As with most island nations, New Zealand is heavily dependent on ferries. By this time next year, there will be a new ferry added to the Auckland-based Fullers Group fleet. Currently being constructed at Q-West Boat Builders Ltd. on the Wanganui River, the Incat Crowther-designed catamaran will join a large number of aluminum vessels launched from this versatile yard.

At 34 by 9.5 meters, with a molded depth of 3.05 meters, this will be among the larger vessels delivered from this yard. With a capacity for 338 passengers, 256 inside and a further 82 external, this will be a capable people carrier. The owners have an existing fleet of ferries providing service to islands in the Hauraki Gulf outside of Auckland Harbor on the North Island.

A pair of Cummins QSK38-M engines, each delivering 1,400 HP at 1,800 RPM to ZF gears and Tiger 5-blade 44.5-inch propellers, will provide propulsion for the catamaran . This will give the ferry an operational speed of 26 knots. A pair of Cummins 6B-powered 100 kVA generators will provide electrical service.

A Palfinger PK4501M deck crane will handle cargo and stores. Tankage will be provided for 8,000 liters of fuel and 3,000 liters of water.

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