Shallow draft Ro-Ro for Île d'Yeu

It will be built on a Piriou design in collaboration with the Nantes-based naval architecture design office Stirling Design International It will be built on a Piriou design in collaboration with the Nantes-based naval architecture design office Stirling Design International

French shipyard Piriou has just officially signed with the French Pays de la Loire Region for the order of a ro-ro passenger ship dedicated to serve the Île d'Yeu off Western France.

It will be built on a Piriou design in collaboration with the Nantes-based naval architecture design office Stirling Design International. It will offer a great capacity to transport freight and passengers to ensure the maritime service between the island of Yeu and Fromentine.

Piriou will work with several companies based in the Pays de la Loire to complete this project for a delivery in the third quarter of 2022. Following the building of l’Estuaire, Fromveur II and Breizh Nevez I, Piriou is once again successful and confirms its dynamism and competitiveness in this segment of ro-ro passenger ships.

Vincent Faujour, Piriou Group C.E.O. said: “In obtaining this new contract, we are pleased to take up this new challenge and to have obtained the confidence of a new Region - the French West Region of the Pays de la Loire- to complete a vessel that will answer very demanding operation requirements and an optimum comfort for passengers.”

Due to operational requirements the vessel has only a 2.35m draught, but will carry 12 cars and four motorbikes, as well as up to 340 pallets and two lorries of 19t. The vessel will also carry up to 391 passengers.

By Jake Frith

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