Gondan Shipyard signed a new contract for the construction of a new vessel for Naviera Nabia, part of Acuña Group, from Bueu (Pontevedra-Spain). This new catamaran will operate passenger routes near the Ria of Vigo.
The deal was signed at the At the Navalia 2016 Exhibition and was attended by María Jesús Otero Acuña, manager of Acuña Group, and from the shipbuilding company, Álvaro Platero Díaz, President of Gondan Shipyard, together with Ceferino Ron Castrillón, Factory Director, as well as representatives from Gondan GRP Division. Local and regional authorities were also there, as Abel Caballero, mayor of Vigo and the Provincial Council, Carmela Silva.
The new vessel will be fully built using Glass Reinforced Polyester and will have capacity for 250 passengers at a cruising speed up to 15 knots, reaching its maximum speed at 20 knots. The catamaran will have a range up to 750 miles, a length of 24 meters and 8 meters breadth.
The catamaran has been designed by Isenaval, a ship design company from Vigo, and will have an innovative and highly optimized hull that will reduce sea-sickness, lessening vertical acceleration thanks to its special side conducts, designed to displace water from the waves during the navigation.