Denmark’s Samso Rederi has contracted Australia-based naval architect Incat Crowther for the design of a catamaran passenger ferry.
The 35-meter vessel will operate between the Aarhus and the island of Samso, which sits off the Jutland Peninsula.
The vessel will accommodate 296 passengers internally over two decks. It will be powered by a pair of MAN D2862 LE463 main engines, each producing 1029kW.
Community planning reports indicate a new passenger ferry service with proper execution would bring greater economic benefit to the community, according to Incat.
The ferry will be built to BV rules and flagged under the Danish Maritime Authority.