Launch of two Incat Crowther 40s for Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company
Incat Crowther 40 - A Fleet Leading Passenger Ferry for People’s Republic Of China
Xin Hai Yun and Xin Hai Jun were built by AFAI Southern Shipyard and delivered in December 2020. They represent the next generation of sleek, fast, low fuel consumption ferries operating in the Pearl River Delta region.
AFAI Southern Shipyard’s winning bid for the project was underpinned by the partnership’s ability to deliver a high speed, low fuel consumption vessel which offers a step-change in passenger experience.
Xin Hai Yun and Xin Hai Jun each accommodate 199 economy passengers on a single deck with VIP passengers having a dedicated cabin on the upper deck. The main passenger deck features all amenities aft to maximise crew comfort and deliver an open, airy cabin with clean forward visibility.
The Incat Crowther 40 will be powered by twin MTU 12V2000 M72 main engines, driving Rolls Royce Kamewa S71-4 waterjets.
The vessel utilize Incat Crowther’s latest hull form featuring a unique reverse bow design which optimises hull efficiency and seakeeping characteristics delivering reduced operating costs and exceptional passenger comfort. This proven hull form has been rigorously tested in service and continues to support Incat Crowther to deliver leading designs throughout the industry.
Incat Crowther has delivered over 50 ferries currently in operation in People’s Republic of China.