Austal delivers first of two 118-metre trimarans to Fred Olsen Express

Bajamar Express (Photo: Austal)

Austal Australia has delivered the new ferry Bajamar Express to Fred Olsen Express.

The 118-metre high-speed trimaran ferry is the first of two identical vessels ordered by Fred Olsen Express under a €126 million (US$142 million) contract in October 2017. The second vessel, Bañaderos Express, is under construction at Austal Philippines and is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2021.

Bajamar Express is also the fourth Austal vessel to join the Fred Olsen fleet.

Capable of transporting 1,100 passengers and 276 cars at a cruising speed of more than 37 knots, the new trimaran ferries for Fred Olsen Express feature interior amenities and facilities including multiple bars, kiosks, a retail shop, and children’s play area.

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