Launching of 62 ft Catamaran Ferry, Mararoa

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 22, 2009

The 62 ft Catamaran Ferry, Mararoa was recently launched. The vessel was built at Q West in New Zealand for Meridian Energy to ferry their workforce to a remote power station in the South Island.

Vessel specifications:
Design type    Catamaran Ferry
Survey    New Zealand MSA (Inshore Limits)
Construction material    Marine Grade Aluminum
Length o.a.    19.00m
Length w.l.    16.75m
Beam o.a.    6.20m
Draft (hull)    0.90m
Passengers, Main Deck internal    48

Capacities:
Fuel capacity    3,000 litres
Fresh water capacity    200 litres
Deadweight    7.75 tonnes

Propulsion:
Engines    2 x MTU Series 60
Power    2 x 447kw @ 2100 rpm
Gearboxes    2 x Twin Disc MGX 5114SC
Propulsion system    2 x 4 blade fixed pitch propeller
Speed    25 knots

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