The new ferry will enters service on the new route between Jindo and Jeju in early 2022 (Image: Incat Tasmania)
South Korean coastal passenger transport company Seaworld Express Ferry has ordered a new high-speed catamaran ferry from Australian shipyard Incat Tasmania.
At 76 metres long, the wave-piercing vessel will accommodate up to 700 passengers and 79 cars when she enters service on the new route between Jindo and Jeju in early 2022. The ferry will have Incat Tasmania’s recently redesigned hull forms with a new bow arrangement, which will improve speed and fuel consumption.
“We were most impressed with Incat Tasmania’s modern shipyard facilities, the advanced passenger safety systems incorporated into the Incat Tasmania design, the very high levels of onboard passenger comfort and indeed, the yard’s record for on-time and on-budget deliveries with some of the lowest warranty claims in the fast ferry industry,” said Hyuk Young Lee, chairman of Seaworld Express Ferry. “As the leading ferry operator in South Korea, it is this world-class expertise that led us to select Incat Tasmania for our new high-speed service and it was an important aspect of our winning tender submission.”
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