Austal begins construction of trimaran ferry for Japanese operator

Austal has commenced construction of an 83-metre trimaran ferry for JR Kyushu of Japan at its shipyard in Western Australia.

Named Queen Beetle, the ferry will have a capacity for 502 passengers and an operational speed of 37 knots.

Queen Beetle will service JR Kyushu Jet Ferry’s route between Fukuoka, Japan, and Busan, South Korea.

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