Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia has begun construction on a new catamaran ferry for CTM Deher of Guadeloupe in the French West Indies.
Once completed, the ferry will have an LOA of 36 metres, a beam of 9.8 metres, a maximum draught of two metres, and space for 316 passengers across two decks in two distinct seating classes. Facilities will include a kiosk, toilets, a large luggage room, and an aft mid deck with exterior seats for 48 people.
Overhead gantries will assist with the movement of large, heavy luggage trolleys.
Two MTU 12V4000 1,380kW main engines driving five-bladed propellers will deliver a service speed of 25 knots at reduced MCR.
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