Aqualiner orders three more waterbus fast ferries

Aqualine's Aqua Diamond. 64cd5fc4f5bc6730d92d5c2a957adb10
Aqualine's Aqua Diamond. 64cd5fc4f5bc6730d92d5c2a957adb10
Aqualine's Aqua Diamond.
Aqualine's Aqua Diamond.

Belgian ferry operator Aqualiner has ordered another three Damen passenger ferries vessels for operations on the Scheldt River in Antwerp.

Aqualiner is contracted by the Port of Antwerp to provide water-based public transport services in the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Aqualiner took delivery of its first "waterbus" from Damen at the end of June following a tender process that culminated in the two organisations signing an agreement covering a total of four vessels.

Christened the Aqua Diamond, the ferry is operating a service that connects the centre of Antwerp with the southern part of the city.

The three additional vessels will enable Aqualiner to expand that service to the north.

The lightweight and fuel-efficient vessels can carry up to 100 passengers at speeds up to 21 knots.

When all four waterbuses are in operation, both services will be able to offer departures every half hour.

All three ferries, which will be built at the Antalya shipyard, are scheduled for delivery next year.

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