VESSEL REVIEW | Liuheng 1 – Chinese inland tour boat with 335-passenger capacity

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK

Chinese shipbuilder Hunan Xiangchuan Heavy Industry has delivered a new aluminium sightseeing vessel to Zhejiang province-based operator Liuheng Transportation Corporation.

Classed by China Classification Society (CCS), Liuheng 1 has a length of 49.35 metres, a beam of 8.5 metres, and capacity for 335 passengers. Two 1,398 kW diesel engines deliver a speed of 17 knots. The vessel’s hull is made of steel while three layers of aluminium were used for the superstructure to ensure durability and stability.

Some of the onboard spaces are barrier-free to guarantee improved access for passengers with limited mobility. The main passenger cabin is divided into sections with a total of 323 seats. Other facilities are three conference rooms and six toilets. The interior spaces also feature USB charging ports and wifi connectivity.

Liuheng 1 will be operated between the city of Zhoushan on the mainland and Liuheng Island in Zhejiang province. The vessel is capable of completing the 48-kilometre, one-way journey between the two destinations in 55 minutes.

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Liuheng 1
SPECIFICATIONS
Type of vessel:Sightseeing vessel
Classification:China Classification Society
Flag:China
Owner:Liuheng Transportation Corporation, China
Builder:Hunan Xiangchuan Heavy Industry, China
Hull construction material:Steel
Superstructure construction material:Aluminium
Length overall:49.35 metres
Beam:8.5 metres
Main engines:2 x 1,398 kW
Maximum speed:17 knots
Type of fuel:Diesel
Accommodation:Toilets; conference rooms
Passengers:335
Operational area:Zhejiang Province, China

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