New Catamaran Passenger Ferry in Operation on Sydney Harbour

By Vessels

Incat Crowther announced on Wednesday that the 27m Catamaran Passenger Ferry, Nancy Wake, has been delivered to the Australian Public Company Sealink, and has commenced operations on Sydney Harbour.

Built by Aluminium Marine, Nancy Wake is a 280 passenger vessel accommodating 198 passengers inside and 82 outside.

New Catamaran Passenger Ferry in Operation on Sydney Harbour

Nancy Wake is the fourth vessel of this design and is a versatile platform, with a contemporary exterior. This latest vessel includes Incat Crowther’s innovative new generation propeller tunnel which reduces draft and offers a flat transom to integrate with standard fixed or active interceptor systems.Fuel consumption is also reduced.

The main deck features a large open aft deck, with three bathrooms. Large double doors lead to the main cabin, where 137 passengers are seated. There is a large kiosk / bar aft, and mid-ship boarding doors. Forward doors lead to a fully enclosed foredeck, offering operational flexibility.

Upstairs, the mid-deck seats 61 inside and 36 outside. All exterior seats on this deck are protected from the sun by the deck overhead. The roof deck seats 48.

The vessel is fitted with a pair of Yanmar 6AYM-WGT main engines, each producing 670kW. The vessel comfortably and efficiently operates at 25 knots at a modest MCR. The efficient vessel provides a significant cost advantage operating in the highly-competitive Sydney Harbour environment.

Source: Incat Crowther