Incat Crowther has announced the beginning of construction of a new 35m (114.8') catamaran for CTM Deher of Guadeloupe in the French West Indies. The Incat Crowther 35 is being built by PT Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore’s publicly listed Penguin International Ltd., using Incat Crowther’s Digital Shipbuilding solution.
Incat Crowther’s Digital Shipbuilding solution brings together the designer, the shipyard and the owner under one cohesive process from conception through delivery.
Incat Crowther was instrumental in the development of the project and, by working in close collaboration with the operator, facilitated shipyard selection and the contracting solution, and will be involved in quality assurance throughout the shipbuilding and delivery process.
A key feature of Incat Crowther’s Digital Shipbuilding solution is a comprehensive 3D digital model of a ship, comprising all its structural parts, mechanical and systems components, and associated data. This complete model of the ship allows rigorous control of the construction and quality management processes, as well as the weight of the vessel, to ensure it will perform and function exactly as required.
Additionally, Incat Crowther will be providing its quality management system to the project. An on-site representative, working closely with the shipyard’s engineering team, will report directly to the owner.
The newbuild ferry will carry 316 passengers over two decks in two distinct classes. A large midship staircase links the two decks and houses additional luggage racks. A kiosk is located at the aft end of the main deck, with bathrooms aft. A large luggage room is located aft of the main deck cabin, with separate access. Overhead gantries assist with the movement of large, heavy luggage trolleys.
The aft exterior portion of the mid-deck features exterior seats for 48 passengers. The wheelhouse is elevated for good all-round visibility.
The vessel will be powered by twin MTU 12V4000 main engines, producing 1,380 kW (1,849 hp) each, driving 5-bladed propellers. The vessel will have a service speed of 25 knots at reduced MCR.