Incat Crowther announced yesterday the launch of 40m Catamaran Passenger Ferry, Jiang Men, built by Wang Tak.
Jiang Men is the third in a series that started with 2016’s Shi Zi Yang 7. In the constantly evolving highly-competitive China marketplace, Incat Crowther has continued to improve the design, realizing 8% improvement in fuel burn. The vessel is engineered for robust structure and performance.
Jiang Men accommodates 199 passengers with 162 economy class passengers seated on the main deck and 37 business class and VIP passengers seated on the upper deck.
A large crew area is located at the aft end of the main deck, including sleeping quarters, mess room and pantry. Forward of this are stairs to the business class cabin, three toilets, luggage racks and a kiosk. The economy seats on this deck are arranged in a 2-3-3-2 layout that affords excellent access and wide aisles.
The upper deck consists of 28 comfortable business class seats at a relaxed pitch with wide aisles. Two VIP rooms are located aft, in addition to an oversize bathroom. The aft upper deck features a dedicated area for luggage containers to be lifted on and secured to the deck.
Jiang Men is powered by a pair of MTU 16V2000 M72 main engines, each delivering 1080kW at 2250 rpm. She is propelled by MJP 650 CSU water jets for a top speed of 31 knots.
The vessel’s operational efficiency is mirrored by its maintenance simplicity, with design features such as clear overhead removal paths for the main engines and large switchboard / utility spaces adjacent to the engine rooms.
The vessel meets CCSs latest rules for sea-going high-speed craft.
Jiang Men’s improved efficiency heads the class and cements Incat Crowther’s premier standing in the market, leading the way in the competitive Pearl River Delta market.
Source: Incat Crowther