Video: Ferus Smit’s Nb. 421 ‘Symphony Spirit’ successfully launched in Leer

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On Friday the 25th of August, 11.00 hrs, Ferus Smit's Nb. 421 was launched in Leer.

Nb. 421 named as ‘Symphony Spirit’ is the fifth vessel in a series of 6 that will be delivered to Symphony Shipping.

Video: Ferus Smit’s Nb. 421 ‘Symphony Spirit’ successfully launched in Leer
Caption: ‘Symphony Spirit’ successfully launched in Leer - Image courtesy of Simon Marrink

Symphony Spirit is a vessel of our ‘Ecobox’ design, which is characterized by its flexibility of loading combined with very economical and ecological performance.

The design features:

  • Main dimensions (Loa X B X T) 122.5 X 17.0 X 7.8 mtr.
  • 10500 DWT, 429.000 cft hold volume.
  • Ice-class 1A with 3000 kW main engine.
  • A large single hold of completely box shaped form.
  • Large loading floor area for project cargoes, including complete movable tween-deck.
  • 2 X 85 tons cargo cranes.
  • Deckhouse placed on foreship for better protection of deck cargo and enabling to load oversized items over the stern.
  • Open top notation; sailing in all weather conditions without main-deck hatches to transport large project cargoes without height restrictions.
  • The Ferus Smit ECO bulbless Canoe type bow, designed to reduce fuel costs and better-sustained speed with excellent sea keeping behavior in harsh weather and sea state conditions.
  • Propeller equipped with a duct for enhanced thrust at lower speeds and reduction of maximum installed propulsion power.

Source: Ferus Smit