Wight Shipyard Wraps Up Construction on Ultramar Ferries

Ultramar's new ferriesImage Courtesy: Wight Shipyard Co

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co has built two fast ferries for Ultramar, the largest ferry operator in Mexico.

The shipbuilder said that the 37-meter-long vessels, that represent its second export order, would be transported to Cancun, Mexico at the beginning of July.

The vessels were designed by Incat Crowther, which has a long-standing relationship with Ultramar and WSC whose previous export order to Austria was also an Incat Crowther Design.

In addition, the vessels are lighter than comparable models, a change that was achieved by using light-weight materials and new construction techniques developed by WSC.

Both vessels have the capacity to accommodate 459 passengers over 3 decks.

On completion, the ferries will be operating between Cancun and Isla Mujeres primarily, however they will also be capable of supporting the Playa del Carmen to Cozumel route.

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