New catamaran ferry delivered to Taiwan

Photo: CoCo Yachts

Singapore-shipbuilder Glow Marine has delivered a new fast catamaran ferry to operate on inter-island routes within Taiwan.

Designed by Dutch naval architects CoCo Yachts, Kai Shiuan 8 measures 42 by 10 metres and has capacity for 388 passengers including wheelchair-bound travellers.

Four MTU 12V2000M86 diesel engines drive a quartet of Kongsberg KaMeWa 56-4 waterjets via ZF gearboxes propel the ferry to speeds in excess of 38 knots.

Kai Shiuan 8 was designed and built to the requirements of Bureau Veritas and Taiwan’s CR Classification Society. The vessel also complies with the IMO International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft (HSC Code).

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