AFAI launches 40m catamaran for Zhuhai Fast Ferry

Guangzhou-based AFAI Southern Shipyard recently launched a new 40-metre catamaran passenger ferry for Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company.

The vessel utilises the Incat Crowther z-bow hull design for improved handling in rough water. The hull was lengthened and a new modernised superstructure was built upon this platform, with two passenger decks and a raised wheelhouse.

The main deck has seats for 190 economy class passengers, lavatories, luggage racks, a service counter, and a crew room.

The upper deck has seats for 59 business class passengers and 12 VIPs as well as a dedicated service counter.

Xin Hai Bin is powered by a pair of MTU 16V2000 M70 main engines, each delivering 1,050kW and driving fixed-pitch propellers.

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