Ferus Smit Launches Symphony Spirit

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 25, 2017

On Friday, August 25, shipbuilder Ferus Smit launched newbuild 421, Symphony Spirit, in Leer.
The 122.5-meter, 10,500 dwt Symphony Spirit is the fifth vessel in a series of six that will be delivered to Symphony Shipping.
The vessel is an ‘Ecobox’ design, which Ferus Smit says is characterized by flexibility of loading combined with very economical and ecological performance.
The design features:
  • Main dimensions (Loa X B X T) 122.5 X 17.0 X 7.8 meters
  • 10,500 DWT, 429.000 cft hold volume.
  • Iceclass 1A with 3,000 kW main engine.
  • A large single hold of completely box shaped form.
  • Large loading floor area for project cargoes, including complete movable tweendeck.
  • 2 X 85 tons cargo cranes.
  • Deckhouse placed on foreship for better protection of deck cargo and enabling to load oversized items over the stern.
  • Open top notation; sailing in all weather conditions without maindeck hatches to transport large project cargoes without height restrictions.
  • The Ferus Smit ECO bulbless Canoe type bow, designed to reduce fuel costs and better sustained speed with excellent sea keeping behavior in harsh weather and sea state conditions.
  • Propeller equipped with a duct for enhanced thrust at lower speeds and reduction of maximum installed propulsion power.
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