Damen Shipyards has signed a contract to build a new Fast Ferry 4212 for ferry operator KT Marine to be deployed on a route between Yeosu harbour and Geomundo Island in South Korea.
The Fast Ferry 4212 is a 42-metre-long aluminium catamaran that can carry up to 423 passengers and has a maximum speed of 40 knots. The ferry is equipped with four main engines, delivering 5,760 brake kilowatts of power to four waterjets. The newest vessel will be the fifth Fast Ferry 4212 Damen has built for South Korean operators.
“The Fast Ferry 4212 from Damen excels in both quality and delivery time,” said Og Yeol Bag, president of KT Marine. “In addition, our management team holds a strong belief that our choice of Damen for the Fast Ferry 4212 will enable us to elevate our service to the highest standards, comfort and reliability for our valued customers.”
Damen builds the Fast Ferry 4212 model with a speculative building strategy, meaning that the vessel ordered by KT Marine is already under construction at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam. It is expected to be ready for delivery by mid-2024.
“We are honoured to welcome KT Marine into the Damen family,” said Thomas Röwekamp, regional sales director for Asia-Pacific. “They reviewed all the options available before choosing our successful Fast Ferry 4212. The proven and reliable Fast Ferry 4212 will be yet another great addition to South Korea’s ferry market and of course for the scenic route from Yeosu to Geomundo Island.”