Incat Crowther Designs Another Catamaran Ferry For Seastreak

  • Incat Crowther Designs Another Catamaran Ferry For Seastreak
02 Sep 2016

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce a contract to design a 45m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Seastreak of New York.

The vessel has been developed in response to significant growth in passenger volume at Seastreak, and will increase the operator’s fleet of Incat Crowther designed vessels to a total of eight.

Incat Crowther has worked closely with Seastreak to provide an operational advantage in a very competitive market. The new vessel will continue this approach and be based on the fleet’s largest ferries, Seastreak Wall Street, Seastreak Manhattan, Seastreak Highlands and Seastreak New York.

Passenger capacity is increased to 600. The vessels boarding arrangement aligns with existing shore based infrastructure and includes large forward and aft side gates as well as an adjustable bow ramp facilitating fast turnaround at many of the network’s wharves.

The main deck features 234 passenger seats in a mix of forward-facing and booths. Toilets are located aft, whilst a large snack bar is located amidships. Three sets of stairs lead to the mid deck, which seats 271 passengers inside and 52 outside. The third deck features a further 160 exterior seats and the vessel’s wheelhouse, with excellent visibility and forward-sloping windscreens.

The vessel will be built at Gulf Craft, Louisiana and will be powered by a quartet of MTU 12V4000 M64 EPA Tier III main engines providing redundancy whilst operating efficiently at a modest rating. The vessel will be propelled by four KaMeWa 63S4 waterjets.