Incat Crowther to design 1,000-pax vessel for China-Taiwan route

Incat Crowther has been awarded a contract to design a 1,000-passenger high-speed Ro-Pax vessel to serve the ferry route between mainland China and Taiwan.

The 113- by 30.5-metre vessel will be built by AFAI Southern Shipyard in China and will be operated by local ferry company Fujian Strait Shipping between Pingtan Island and the Taiwanese cities of Taichung, Taipei, and Kaohsiung.

In addition to capacity for up to 1,000 passengers, there will also be two vehicle decks capable of carrying 230 cars or 42 containers.

The vessel will be powered by four MTU 20V8000 M71L 9,100kW engines.

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