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New 42m/400 Pax Ferry For Shanghai

400 passenger ferry design400 passenger catamaran ferry design

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The largest Sea Speed (cmcs) catamaran design (to date) delivered is the "Dong Hai Lu Dai" and was launched in December 2008 with execelent performance results.The 41.6 metre Seacat 400 pax high-speed catamaran ferry features the super efficient seaspeed “deep vee” seacat hull and is a custom designed high passenger capacity commuter ferry for service in Shanghai waterways. Almost 300 passengers are on the lower deck with a comfortable seating arrangement of generous seat pitch and extra wide companionways. This area has a large servery/bar and the wash rooms are away from the seating. The upper deck is for 100 VIP passengers in a spacious saloon with three separate exclusive lounge rooms and boardrooms, featuring the latest in flat screen TVs and music systems. Powered by the twin MTU 12v 4000 engines (1740kw) and MJP 650 waterjets combination the full loaded speed is over 31 knots.

Tank testing of the new hull in the Tasmania’s AMC (Australian Maritime College) towing tank were the latest in a series of these tests carried out by Sea Speed Design andTank Testing For New 41.6m Ferry were very successful. The model was tested up to 42 knots giving the option for higher speed Fast Ferry and Crew Boat options.

The Seaspeed boat designers and naval architects have been concentrating on the mid-speed, high performance and fuel economy segment of the market in the 25-35 knot speed range. They appeal to the thrifty boat operator with lower capital cost due to smaller engines and propulsion systems, low operating costs and low emissions whilst operating. The environmental impact being very low per passenger nautical mile.

                                                                                                                                                                        Tank Testing at over 40 knots

This vessels has been built in Guangzhou (Canton) China by Guangdong Hongshen Shipyard which is a joint venture between Wang Tak and a local shipyard. This shipyard has been operating for many years prior to building the first passenger catamaran.

The standard of construction is high and to CCS (China Classification Society). LR (Lloyds Register) or most other international standards are available. The standard of this end product Fast Ferry is of export quality.

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41.30 metres
11.72 metres
3.40 metres
1.15 metres
Aluminium Passenger Catamaran
China Classification Society
398 PAX
Aluminium Alloy
Aluminium Alloy
31 Knots (Full Load)
2x MTU12V4000M70 @1740kW
2 x ZF 4650
2 x MJP650DD
2x Dong Feng Cummins @100kW




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