Pentland Ferries’ new catamaran will accommodate 430 passengers and 98 cars when she is delivered in early 2018 (Image: Strategic Marine)
TRIYARDS Holdings’ subsidiary Strategic Marine has secured two passenger ferry contracts worth a total of US$20.64 million.
The first is an 85-metre catamaran ferry for Scottish operator Pentland Ferries, which will be delivered in the first half of 2018. The vessel will be able to accommodate 430 passengers and 98 cars, and will operate between Gills Bay on the Scottish mainland and St. Margaret’s Hope in the Orkney Islands.
Strategic Marine will also build a 40-metre, high-speed passenger ferry for an Asian operator. Designed by Australia-based company One2Three Naval Architects, the 418-passenger vessel is scheduled for delivery in early 2018 and will be powered by four main engines driving waterjet propulsion.
“I am pleased to announce the new orders in the first quarter of 2017 and would like to welcome the new clients into the big family of Strategic Marine vessel owners,” said Mark Schiller, CEO of Strategic Marine. “These orders add further depth to our ferry portfolio where we are currently receiving strong interest from clients around the world due to the high quality and purpose-built vessel solutions that we offer from our yards in Vietnam and Singapore.”
Strategic Marine has recently constructed two 70-metre LNG catamaran ferries for Holland’s Rederij Doeksen; a 36-metre monohull passenger ferry for Mary D Cruises in New Caledonia; a 26-metre passenger catamaran for Buma Group in Indonesia; and two 48-metre vehicle and passenger ferries for National Ferry Corporation in Oman.