Aulong delivers third high-speed catamaran ferry to Blue Sea Jet in China

“Xin Hai Chi” has been delivered to Blue Sea Jet of China

Aulong delivers third high-speed catamaran ferry to Blue Sea Jet in China
Photo: Austal

Austal Limited has announced that Aulong Shipbuilding, a joint venture between Austal and Jianglong Shipbuilding, in China, has delivered a 42 metre, high-speed catamaran passenger ferry to repeat customer, Blue Sea Jet of China. 

The new ferry, named “Xin Hai Chi”, was constructed at Aulong’s shipyard in Zhongshan City and is the third ship to be designed and constructed for Blue Sea Jet since 2016.

Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the delivery of the third ship to Blue Sea Jet confirmed Aulong’s position as a preferred shipbuilder by China’s leading ferry operators.  

Mr Singleton said:

“Aulong has quickly developed a strong reputation for delivering China’s best high speed craft - drawing on Austal’s expertise in commercial ferry design and Jianglong’s local shipbuilding capability. Our congratulations to Blue Sea Jet on this latest addition to their growing, impressive fleet.”

Blue Sea Jet will operate “Xin Hai Chi”, with capacity for 272 passengers over two decks, in the waters of the Dawan District between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Aulong Shipbuilding Co. Ltd (Aulong) is a joint venture between Guangdong Jianglong Shipbuilding Company (Jianglong Shipbuilding) of Zhuhai, China and Austal Limited. It was established in June 2016 with the aim of pursuing commercial passenger and non-military vessel opportunities in mainland China.