Thailand’s BP Marine Engineer Co. delivered the 27.5-metre aluminium passenger ferry Cata 1601 to Malaysian operator Cataferry in November.
The main deck features a full width cabin accommodating 151 passengers. A swim deck is featured on the aft portion of the main deck. Forty passengers can be accommodated on the mid deck within the cabin, and thirteen can be seated aft of the cabin, outside.
The vessel is propelled by two fixed pitch propellers powered by two Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines. Two Caterpillar C4.4 generators supply electricity to the vessel.
Alex Baird is the Managing Director of Baird Maritime