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Austal Fast Response and Ropax Catamaran Ferry

Principal Particulars

Built: 2007 in Australia Class: Det Norske Veritas / IMO HSC 2000

Length: 64.80 metres Beam: 16.50 metres Draught: 2.06 metres Tonnage: 2,005 gt Tonnage: 602 nt Tonnage: 164.4 dwt Engines: 4 x MTU 20V1163 TB73L marine Diesel engines Propulsion: 4 x Kamewa 90 SII waterjets Gearbox: 4 x Reinjets VLJ 4431 Ride control: Interceptors Speed: 48 knots (service) Speed: 55 knots (maximum) Bunkers: 4 x 14m³ integral aluminium tanks Capacity: 56 cars @ 4.5 metres

Currently the vessel is configured to accommodate 208 (extendable to way over 300) passengers and 12 crew members in three classes: VIP, First and Tourist. In addition to ferry employment, she is well suited to a range of applications including military logistics, EEZ patrolling, vital asset protection and other offshore roles. Notably she is equipped with helicopter landing and onboard medical facilities, making her very suited to search and rescue and medivac operations. Located on the bridge deck, the helicopter deck is suitable for the landing of medium-class helicopters (rated for a 6.4t helicopter).

The wheelhouse was designed to provide a full 360-degree visibility (including a view to the helicopter landing deck). The helicopter deck is licensed for domestic operations and has lighting systems for night-time operations. A CILAS gyro stabilised glide slope indicator is in place to enhance safety.

The vehicle deck aft is designed to take axle loads of 9t or 12t (dual wheel). The rest of the main deck has a design maximum axle load of 3t (single wheel).

The vessel can be delivered prompt and can be inspected by prior arrangement in Oman. Sister vessel available in Korea with 308 passenger capacity.

Pricewise as brokers we can guide that expectations are $7 mil. and slightly higher for the Korean vessel that was converted for higher pax capacity.

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 © 2020 Wissmann & Associates LLC, All rights reserved.

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