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Pininfarina designed Passenger Cat for sale

This Catamaran is a sleek and ultra-high speed vessel that was built in 1999 by Derecktor Shipyards of the United States. On sea trials, she achieved 52 knots at full displacement, making it the fastest passenger-only catamaran in the world.

Reliability, aesthetics and functionality are critical in fast ferry design and for this project, Derecktor Shipyards

partnered with world leading designers including:

Nigel Gee & Associates (now BMT Nigel Gee) who provided design of the hull structure, machinery, systems and fit-out in conjunction with the hull design and the tank testing. Pininfarina, a leading Italian automotive and marine designer, who developed the racy exterior styling. Arquitecto Julio Cesar Ortega who was engaged to design the luxurious interior to owners’ exact requirements.

The vessel is fitted with a Detroit Diesel TF80 Marine Turbine that uses a Cincinnati MA107 gearbox and two AlliedSignal TF40 marine turbines, with a total power of 5,535 kW installed in each hull.

The vessel can sustain loaded service speeds of more than 50 knots. With two turbines shut down, she still can achieve up to 40 knots. To optimize seakeeping and onboard comfort, a full Maritime Dynamics ride control system was fitted which features an active T-Foil and Trim Tab on each hull.

Notable features include:  Excellent acceleration and maneuverability  A spacious interior saloon offering comfortable accommodation for 300 passengers, including:  4 VIP seats in a private suite  56 First Class seats with bar and toilets  248 Economy Class seats with bar and toilets  Duty free shop  Air conditioning throughout  Tinted windows that provide excellent all round visibility for passengers  Low onboard noise levels.  Low wake-wash even at very high speeds.  Maritime Dynamics T-foils and Trim Tabs improve stability and seakeeping.

Please click on picture for specifications.

We are looking forward to receive your interest!

All particulars are believed to be correct but not guaranteed. All offers are made subject to prior sale, changes in specifications or price and to withdrawal from sales list without notice. Copyright © 2017 Wissmann & Associates LLC, All rights reserved.

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