Ultramar has accepted delivery of the 28-metre passenger ferries City Jet 1 and City Jet 2.
Built by Midship Marine of Harvey, USA, the ferries are part of a six-vessel newbuild program for Ultramar.
They will operate at high frequency across the enclosed lagoon next to Cancun, sparing tourists to Mexico a lengthy bus trip and reducing travel times by up to 70 per cent.
The main deck cabin can accommodate 118 passengers in high-end seating. The aft deck features a bathroom, electrical closet, standing room for passengers, and luggage storage.
The roof deck features 140 external passenger seats with room for emergency life floats.
Fitted with forward and aft-hinged boarding ramps on both sides for rapid loading and unloading, the low-draught vessel is powered by two Yanmar engines pushing fixed-pitch propellers for a service speed of 22 knots.
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