Popular Damen ferry for Korea

19 Sep 2014
Because Damen builds its DFF 4212s on stock, delivery time for Seaspovill is short

Because Damen builds its DFF 4212s on stock, delivery time for Seaspovill is short

Damen Shipyards Group has received an order from South Korean operator, Seaspovill, for a fast ferry.

The ferry, to be named Sea Star 5, is a high-speed catamaran passenger ferry, designed and built to comply with the international code of safety for High Speed Craft, 2000 HSC Code.

Built to Seaspovill specifics, Sea Star 5 will be able to carry 449 persons in total: 306 people on the main deck and 143 on the upper deck. It will feature a spacious cargo room and wheelhouse and the main deck will feature 30-inch LCD television screens and DVD Players to offer entertainment to passengers.

Measuring 42.2m in length and with a beam of 11.6m, the passenger ferry will operate between Mookho and Ulleung-Do at the east coast of South Korea.

Seaspovill says one of the deciding factors in choosing the Damen Fast Ferry 4212 design was its low fuel consumption and strong sailing performance – vital for the sometimes rough Korean East Sea.

In addition, the vessel needed to be fast and so will be powered by four MTU main engines (16V2000 M72) to give a maximum speed of 40 knots.

Because Damen builds its DFF 4212s on stock, the vessel has a short delivery time. The vessel is expected to be at the completing stage in early 2015, so it can begin operation immediately, ready for the tourist season.  

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