New contract for 2 Coastal Cruiser 288

After an exciting tender prodcedure, AFAI en CoCo Yachts were awarded to design and built two (2) state of the art fast ferries for Zhuhai High Speed Ferry Company. Not only pricing was important to win the tender, also the quality of the previous built vessel by AFAI Southern Shipyard for Zhuhai Ferry company to be awarded. Both ferries will be identical equipped and outfitted. Special attention will be given to ensure high level of outfitting in the passenger accommodation, both on main and upper deck. Luxurious seats with big seat pitch shall be installed, on both decks, whereas the upper deck will be one of the most luxurious passenger areas on a ferry in service in the Pearl River Delta area.

The Coastal Cruiser 288 will be made of marine grade aluminium. The hulls are optimised with CFD calculations using Fine Marine, to provide excellent sea keeping performance in combination with low fuel consumption. The CC-288 will have two (2) MTU 16V4000M70 main diesel engines, one (1) fitting in each engine room. Each main engine will drive one (1) Rolls Royce S71G4 water jet through a ZF7600 gearbox.

The interior shall be made of lightweight aluminium honeycomb panels and detailed to provide an unique and high quality passenger accommodation. Special measures will be taken to ensure low noise levels on both main and upper deck.

A high capacity ducted air conditioning system will be provided through out the vessel.

The first of the two vessesl is expected to be ready end of 2015, whereas number 2 will be delivered early 2016.

The new Coastal Cruiser 288 will be deployed to run services in the Pearl River Delta between Zhuhai – Shenzhen – Hong Kong – Macau.