Addressing Asian ro-pax ferry challenges

03 Oct 2016
The DeltaSAFER design combines cost-effectiveness with an exceptional level of safety in a modular platform

The DeltaSAFER design combines cost-effectiveness with an exceptional level of safety in a modular platform

Leading ro-pax ferry designer, Deltamarin, is seeking to address challenges in the Asian ferry market with a new ferry design.

The DeltaSAFER design seeks to address large regional variations in cargo volume and composition, economic pressure on operators and unsatisfactory safety records, especially in the developing countries.

“We are confident that our DeltaSAFER design offers Asian ferry owners and operators a solution well-suited to safe transportation at a reasonably low cost. An added benefit is the possibility to suit any capacity requirement – something not available in the second-hand market,” said Grzegorz Mazerski, project manager for DeltaSAFER and R&D Manager at Deltamarin Poland.

He added that the design combines cost-effectiveness with an exceptional level of safety in a modular platform developed to meet the needs of different kinds of routes.

When it comes to safety, the optimised hull form is characterised by a relatively large beam of 30m. This, together with enhanced subdivision of the spaces below the main deck (including a triple bottom and triple side structure below the main trailer deck) results in a high level of stability.

A simplified layout of the passenger spaces allows for smooth embarkation and evacuation, while a redundant propulsion system helps to tackle extreme weather conditions.

The DeltaSAFER design family covers a wide range of combinations considering passenger intake, cargo capacity and speed and can be tailor-made according to specific client requirements.

Other options, including a fast ro-pax ferry, are also currently under development.

The DeltaSAFER design family was unveiled at the SMM 2016 exhibition in Hamburg.

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