ABA Builds Chinese Crew Transfer Ferry

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Image courtesy ABA

Aluminum Boats Australia (ABA) has broken into the Asian market with an order for a passenger ferry for Chinese owners. The vessel is designed as a catamaran platform for crew transfer operations in Papua New Guinea. With capacity for 52 passengers plus 2 crew the 19 metre craft will operate at a service speed of 22 knots with a full load deadweight of 6.95 tonnes.

ABA International Sales Manager Justin Merrigan commented, “The entire ABA team is delighted to win this important order from China. Important because it marks our first foray into Asia with a highly professional customer with whom we have great hopes for a long and fruitful working relationship.”

The vessel’s hull form has been designed by Sydney-based One2three Naval Architects and will provide excellent efficiency in order to minimize fuel consumption and through life costs as much as possible. The vessel’s configuration includes:
• Seated passengers accommodated on the main deck internally.
• Open-plan deck arrangement providing access for all areas to light and ventilation.
• Large windows providing generous views for the passengers and ample natural light.

Principal Particulars:
Builder    Aluminium Boats Australia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Design     One2three Naval Architects
Length, o.a.    64 ft
Length, w.l.    57 ft
Beam, moulded    20.3 ft
Draught, loaded    5.2 ft
Main engines    2 x Cat C18
Transmission    2 x ZF
Propellers    2 x fixed pitch 5 bladed propellers
Speed    22 knots service
Passengers & crew    54
 

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