Coastal Cruiser ordered for Wuzhizhou Island

CoCo Yachts and AFAI Southern Shipyard have announced a new contract for a custom designed passenger ferry for Wuzhizhou Island, China, as works on a major upgrade of the island’s fleet continue.

The new aluminium medium speed passenger ferry will be built at AFAI Southern Shipyard in Guangzhou.

The ferry will be 40.45 metres long with a beam of 10.30 metres once built and able to carry around 300 people, including crew, across two decks.

The Coastal Cruiser 298 will be equipped with winch operated passenger ramps on each of the main deck.

The vessel is expected to be delivered to Wuzhizhou Island in the third quarter of 2017.