Bespoke Ferry For Isle Of Man Run


Source: IOMSPC

A new stage in the evolution of the Irish Sea ferry sector is signified by the construction and imminent delivery of a ro-pax optimised for long-term viability in the Isle of Man trade.

The 133m, twin-screw Maxman is distinguished by a battery/diesel hybrid system, coupled with greater payload capacity than the 25-year old, 125m Ben-my-Chree, the present mainstay of the route linking Douglas with the northwest English port of Heysham. The £78m ($97m) newbuild’s more sophisticated power installation affords a high degree of operating flexibility and economy, and reflects a new environmental standard in relation to her 19-knot predecessor.

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