This is a 267’ Fast RoPax Catamaran Ferry built by Incat in Australia in 1996. The passenger capacity of this model is flexible based on payload combination and this ferry has been operating with 840 passengers and 85 cars. This is one of the most successful size models in the Incat range. The ship was in operation until mid December 2015. A dry dock and special survey are due and some other upgrades are required. The finished cost for the purchase and refit is well below the current market price for this model type and year ferry. It is one of the best high speed RoPax ferry values on the market today.
Type: Incat Wave Piercing Catamaran, ROPAX Fast Ferry
Built/Yard: 1996, Incat Tasmania Hull Material: Aluminum Alloy
Design - Two slender, aluminum hulls connected by a bridging section with center bow structure at fwd end. Each hull is divided into eight vented, watertight compartments divided by transverse bulkhead. One compartment in each hull prepared as short-range fuel tanks and one as a long-range fuel tank.
Construction - Welded and bonded aluminum construction using longitudinal stiffeners supported by transverse web frames and bulkheads. Aluminum plate grade 5383H321 or H116. Aluminum extrusions grade 6082T6 and 5083H112.
Beam: 26.00M / 85’4”
Beam of Hulls: 4.33M
Draft: 3.1 / 10’2”
Super structure-Passenger accommodation supported above the vehicle deck on anti-vibration mounts.
Out fit-All materials comply with IMO standards for fire, low flame spread, smoke and toxicity.
Public Address-Builder’s standard,marine, public address system supplied and fitted to cover all passenger and crew area , vehicle decks,stairwells and anterooms. Color televisions fitted through out the passenger cabin to enable seated view of safety messages and video.
Vehicles: 85-153 cars
Transom to Frame14 - 9 tons per axle group,
Frame14-35 2 tons per axle group and
Forward of Frame 35 and vehicle ramps 0.8 tons per axle group
4x12.0m3 integral aluminum tank and additional long-range tank provided in each hull
1 x 5000 litre GRP tank.
1x5000 litre GPR tank.
Speed: 38 Knots
Lightship Speed: 44 knots
Main Engines - 4 x resiliently mounted Ruston16RK270 marine diesel engines, 5500 kW
Water Jets- 4x Lips LJ135 D water jets configured for steering and reverse.
Transmission - 4 x Reintjes VLJ4431 gearboxes, approved by the engine manufacturer,with reduction ratio suited for optimum jet shaft speed.
Ride Control A‘Maritime Dynamics’ active ride control system is fitted to maximize passenger comfort. The system combines active trim tabs aft and optional bolt-on T-foil located at the forward end of each hull.
Alternators – 4 x Caterpillar 3306B 165kw (nominal) marine, brushless,self-excited alternators.
Distribution - 415V, 50Hz. 3 phase.4 wire distribution with neutral earth allowing 240 volt supply using one phase and one neutral. Distribution via distribution boards adjacent to or within the space they serve.
Escape - Four Marine Evacuation Stations, two port and two starboard, and two external stairs aft. The MES serve a total of 100 persons each and aft stairs serving up to 200 persons each.A total of 8 x 100 person rafts are fitted.
Safety Equipment - Life buoys with lights and lines, smoke flares, Immersion suits, flares and lines throwing device fitted in accordance with international regulations
Fire Detection - An addressable fire detection system covers at minimum all high and moderate risk spaces (other than the wheel house) with alarm panel situated in the wheelhouse. CCTV system covers at a minimum, engine rooms,anterooms, vehicle spaces, jet rooms, MES and life rafts stations (serving as mooring cameras) with monitors in the wheel house.
Fire Sprinklers -Vehicle deck and passenger cabin are protected by drencher systems with overhead sprinklers. Pump control is from the wheel house and anterooms.
General Equipment - Portable fire extinguishers, Fireman’s outfits and equipment, water fog applicators, breathing apparatus, international connections and fire control plans fitted in accordance within international regulations.
P.O. Box 752 Port Washington Blvd.
Port Washington, NY 11050