Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou) Ltd. and CoCo Yachts B.V., announced that the first of the two fast ferries was delivered to Zhuhai High Speed Ferry Company in late February. The vessel named HAI QIN recorded a top speed of 38.11 knots at full load on sea trials.
The second vessel named HAI JING was launched and sea trials have recently been completed, the company reports.. The performance of HAI JING is identical to HAI QIN in achieving a speed of 38 knots at full load and slightly lower noise levels ( 74 dB(a) on main deck and 70 dB(a) on the upper deck). HAI JING will be delivered to Zhuhai High Speed Ferry Company at the end of March 2016.
Coco Yachts and Afai Southern Shipyard have been cooperating for several projects since 2012. Coco Yachts is responsible for the basic design, including hull lines, construction drawings, weight calculation, power-speed calculations, FEM structural calculations and noise & vibrations calculations, whereas Afai Southern Shipyard is responsible for the production drawings for construction, machinery
Currently there are three more CoCo Yachts’ designed fast ferries under construction at AFAI Southern Shipyard. One Coastal Cruiser 322 for Cosco Xiamen, one Coastal Cruiser 199 & one Coastal Cruiser 300 for Peng Xing Ferry Company.