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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Passenger Ferry Delivered to New Caledonia

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 20, 2017

  • Mary D Seven (Photo: Incat Crowther)
  • Mary D Seven (Photo: Incat Crowther)
  • Mary D Seven (Photo: Incat Crowther) Mary D Seven (Photo: Incat Crowther)
  • Mary D Seven (Photo: Incat Crowther) Mary D Seven (Photo: Incat Crowther)

A new 36-meter monohull passenger ferry Mary D Seven has been delivered for Mary D Cruises in New Caledonia.

Designed by Incat Crowther and built by Strategic Marine, the vessel will operate with yacht-like style on the route between Noumea and Amedee Island during the day, and as a dinner cruise vessel in the evenings, returning greater utilization of the asset.
The main deck is arranged to support the transit operation by day and dinner cruises in the evening. The deck features 108 passenger seats primarily in booth seating with tables, an outdoor servery with chilled food storage and food display area. The toilets and scullery are located in the hull away from passenger view with the scullery served by a dumb waiter to the main deck. An area of the main deck doubles as luggage storage by day and dance floor by night.
Upstairs, a semi-enclosed passenger area seats 88 passengers with a dedicated bar.
The vessel has a high end finish including artificial teak flooring, extensive use of polished stainless steel, and a ‘yacht like’ appearance.
Additional operational features include a dedicated rubbish storage and removal system and fold out landing ramps to meet with the operator’s existing infrastructure. The vessel is fitted with cargo fuel and water tanks as it doubles as the supply vessel for Amedee Island.
The vessel is powered by two MTU 16V2000 M61 main engines with a rating of only 800kW for a service speed of 19.9 knots. Electrical power is supplied by multiple Caterpillar C4.4 generators for redundancy, fitted in sound enclosures. The vessel is classed by BV and complies with local French flag rules.
Principal Dimensions
Length Overall: 38.4m
Length Waterline: 34.39m
Beam Overall: 8.12m
Draft: 1.4m
Depth: 3.25m
Construction: Marine grade aluminum
Day Fuel Oil: 5,000 liters
Cargo / Delivery Fuel Oil: 9,425 liters
Ships Fresh Water: 1,250 liters
Cargo Fresh Water: 3,750 liters
Sullage: 1,300 liters
Passengers: 196
Crew: 8
Propulsion and Performance
Speed (Service): 19.9 knots
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 16V2000 M61
Power: 2 x 800kW at 1,800rpm
Propulsion: Fixed Pitch Propeller
Generators: 3 x Caterpillar C4.4 96 eKW
Flag: France
Class / Survey: BV 1+Hull+Mach Passenger Vessel Coastal Waters
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