New Incat Crowther ferry

Incat’s new 24m catamaran passenger ferry for Sealink
Incat’s new 24m catamaran passenger ferry for Sealink
Incat Crowther worked closely with Sealink the design the vessel
Incat Crowther worked closely with Sealink the design the vessel
Industry Database

Australian naval architect, Incat Crowther, has designed a new 24m catamaran passenger ferry currently under construction for Sydney Harbour’s Sealink.

Construction of the vessel, which will be operated in Sydney Harbour by Sealink subsidiary, Captain Cook Cruises, has already commenced at Richardson Devine Marine in Tasmania.

Incat worked closely with Sealink on the design of the vessel which it says “offers exceptional value to the operator.”

This, the company says, is because of the tangible measures taken to reduce capital investment and running costs. It has also been designed with a view to reducing ongoing maintenance costs.

Stewart Marler, Incat Crowther, said to Maritime Journal: "The vessel’s main advantage is that she will have efficient hulls that will create minimal wash and burn low fuel, whilst maintaining good seakeeping. We believe we have the best combination of these two often conflicting ideals, and the result will give the operator unmatched operational flexibility."

The vessel can seat 116 passengers in its main passenger cabin with room for another 31 on the aft deck and 51 on the open upper deck. It will be certified to carry 127 passengers along the coast and 198 passengers within the harbour.

Boarding gates are located on the foredeck, with particular attention being paid to visibility from the wheelhouse.

Powered by a pair of Scania DI13 070M man engines, the vessel will be able to operate at a top speed of 24 knots.

Latest Press Releases

Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for SunStone’s fifth Infinity-class 200 pax polar expedition cruise ship

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has received the contract to supply the rudders and steering gear for ... Read more

Damen secures repeat order from B.C. Ferry Services

BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group with a repeat order of four additional Damen Road Ferri... Read more

Concordia Damen wins Ship of the Year

Inland shipping vessel Sendo Liner, built by Concordia Damen, has won the prestigious KNVTS Ship of ... Read more

Innovative Damen-built vessel named in Scheveningen ceremony

On 1st November 2019, the latest Damen Shipyards Group fishing vessel, constructed at Damen Maaskant... Read more

Handover celebration for thirteen Damen tugs

Cutting-edge Damen tugs will serve partnership between Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping and General Company... Read more

View all