This fast RoPax Ferry was designed and built by the premier shipyard of Spain in 1997. She was built to Det Norske Veritas Class DNV + 1A1 HSLC R1 Passenger Car Ferry A E). The vessel has high speed, deep-V hull form, all aluminum construction, and she is powered by conventional medium speed diesel engines.
Notable features include:
•Top speed of 42 knots; service speed of 38 knots
•Shallow draft of 2.44 m
•3 x 1st Class Salons seating 422 on upper passenger deck
•4 x Economy Class Salons seating 828
•400 m2 Duty-free Shop
•5 Bars & Cafes
•Children’s Play Room
•AAB turbine package completely & freshly overhauled by Siemens
•Capacity for 238 Cars (or 217 Cars + 4 coaches)
|Location:||Argentina [ Map ]|
|Model:||RoPax Fast Ferry|
|No. of engines:||6|
|Engine model:||6 x Caterpillar 16V 3616|
|Engine power:||6 x 7574|
|Crusing Speed:||38 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||42 Knots|
|Length over all:||412'|
PERFORMANCE & POWER
Maximum Speed .. 42 knots
Service Speed .. 38 knots
Sea keeping...... Maritime Dynamics Inc (MDI) Stabilizer Fins & Trim Tabs
Main Engines...... 6 x Caterpillar 16V 3616 (5,650 kW each)
Water jet...... 5 x KaMeWa (4 x 112 SII + 1 x 140 BII)
Main Generators.... 3 x Caterpillar 3412T
DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES
Length Overall .... 412’
Beam (m)...... 18.70
Draft – loaded (m).... 2.44
Gross Tonnage....... 7895
Deadweight (ton)...... 475
Under the vehicle deck the vessel is divided into 9 watertight compartments longitudinally. The current deck configuration offers capacity for 1250 passengers on 2 decks, 238 cars (or 217 cars + 4 coaches) on 2 decks and a separate bridge deck above the passenger deck.
The 2 passengers decks afford panoramic views with large central shopping areas, bars and other amenities.
The vehicle decks have 2 Kvaerner stern door ramps. One ramp can load and discharge from the main vehicle deck while the other is used for the upper vehicle deck. A drive-around system enables the cars to board through one door and disembark through the other. A full turnaround can be achieved in 35 minutes.
The vessel is powered by 6 x Caterpillar 3616 medium speed engines each rated at 5,650 kW.
The engines are located in 2 engine rooms (3 abreast) with the 4 outboard engines
driving KaMeWa 112 SII steering and reversing water jets through a Reintjes VLJ 5520 gearbox. The two inboard engines are linked to a KaMeWa 140 BII booster water jet through a Reintjes DVLJ 5530 gearbox. Applied Composites (composite) shafts facilitate weight savings over steel shafts of around 12 tons and Geislinger composite couplings link them.
2 x 25kN contra-rotating bow thrusters can be used when maneuvering. Seakeeping is optimized by a Maritime Dynamics Inc. (Vosper Thornycroft) ride control system featuring 2 m2 nylon stabilizer fins and 2 x 4.5 m2 trim tabs. Auxiliary power is supplied by 3 x Caterpillar 3412T diesel engines driving 3 x 437kVA generators.
She is officially listed today as the world’s:
•Largest aluminum monohull high speed craft,
•2nd largest monohull high speed craft,
•4th largest high speed craft by overall length and
•4th largest high speed craft by passenger capacity.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Indicated location is approximate general area only.