Ulstein signs seventh design contract for SunStone Ships vessel

The newest ship in the Infinity-class will again feature the X-Bow hull design

Ulstein signs seventh design contract for SunStone Ships vessel

Ulstein Design & Solutions

The new ship will again feature Ulstein’s X-Bow hull design

By Alex Smith |

Ulstein Design & Solutions has received a new contract from Chinese shipyard CMHI Haimen design the seventh ship in SunStone Ships’ Infinity class.

The vessel will be designed on the same platform as its sister ships, featuring Ulstein’s X-Bow hull design. The Infinity-class ships were the first to use the design in the cruise industry. However, each vessel is customised to accommodate a varying number of passengers and crews, and public spaces are designed according to the request of SunStone’s clients.

The new ship will feature windows all around the bow lounge to provide lots of light throughout the space, a design it shares with three other vessels in the class. Tomas Tillberg Design will be responsible for the interior design of the ship.

“Our main focus is to bring the outdoors inside, capitalising on the big windows like the two-story atrium ones and especially the spectacular FWD bow windows that Ulstein made possible thus furthering the small ship to a big ship feeling,” said Tomas Tillberg, managing partner of Tomas Tillberg Design

The vessel will be able to accommodate 199 passengers and 101 crew. She will be Ice Class 1A and SOLAS certified, including a Safe Return to Port passport.

“We are immensely pleased to announce that we have signed a new contract with the CMHI Haimen yard for the construction of a new X-BOW expedition cruise vessel of the ULSTEIN CX103 design,” said Lars Ståle Skoge, commercial director at Ulstein Design & Solutions.

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