Offering a very high-end passenger experience, Mary D Seven couples Incat Crowther’s monohull and passenger vessel design expertise. Built by Strategic Marine, the vessel will operate with yacht-like style on the route between Noumea and Amedee Island during the day, and as a dinner cruise vessel in the evenings, returning greater utilization of the asset.
The main deck is arranged to support the transit operation by day and dinner cruises in the evening. The deck features 108 passenger seats primarily in booth seating with tables, an outdoor servery with chilled food storage and food display area. The toilets and scullery are located in the hull away from passenger view with the scullery served by a dumb waiter to the main deck. An area of the main deck doubles as luggage storage by day and dance floor by night.
Upstairs, a semi-enclosed passenger area seats 88 passengers with a dedicated bar.
The vessel has a high end finish including artificial teak flooring, extensive use of polished stainless steel, and a ‘yacht like’ appearance.
Additional operational features include a dedicated rubbish storage and removal system and fold out landing ramps to meet with the operator’s existing infrastructure. The vessel is fitted with cargo fuel and water tanks as it doubles as the supply vessel for Amedee Island.
The vessel is powered by two MTU 16V2000 M61 main engines with a rating of only 800kW for a service speed of 19.9 knots. Electrical power is supplied by multiple Caterpillar C4.4 generators for redundancy, fitted in sound enclosures. The vessel is classed by BV and complies with local French flag rules.
Source: Incat Crowther