Austal 65m HSC Ropax Catamaran Ferry

December 5, 2019

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 $9 mil for the Korean vessel.



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 © 2019 Wissmann & Associates LLC, All rights reserved.


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