Latest Incat Crowther Vessel Delivered to Tanzania

Incat Crowther has announced the delivery of Kilimanjaro V, the eighth Incat Crowther designed vessel for the Tanzania-based operator Azam Marine. 

Built by Richardson Devine Marine of Tasmania, Australia, the 39m Catamaran Passenger Ferry is a rugged and efficient catamaran, designed specifically as a high capacity passenger and cargo vessel for the operator’s new route, an exposed and sometimes rough run from Dar Es Salaam to the island of Pemba via Zanzibar.

 As capacities of successive Kilimanjaro vessels have increased together with spectacular patronage growth since the series of vessels were introduced, increasing emphasis has been placed passenger experience including boarding and disembarkation. Kilimanjaro V has three boarding locations per side, serving the main deck cabin, the upper deck via the aft stairs and the upper deck premium cabin via a set of private stairs. Each class of cabin has its own entry to streamline passenger movement, whist a dedicated ramp allows for the loading of luggage carts without crossing the path of any passengers.

Kilimanjaro V’s main deck is fitted with 252 seats while upstairs in first class spacious seating for 52 passengers and 104 premium classed passenger seats. The sun deck houses 96 passengers on calm days, making a total of 522 passengers and 10 crew.

Below decks, bunks and a bathroom provide overnight accommodation for 6 crew members.

Kilimanjaro V is powered by 2 Cummins QSK60 main engines and is propelled through 2 five bladed propellers. Recent sea trials saw the Kilimanjaro V easily achieve its contract cruise speed of 30 knots and a top speed of 34 knots at full load and 100% MCR.

The vessel is compliant with HSC stability and has increased structural allowances and plate thicknesses to add robustness and longevity given the difficulty of service in the region.

With the ninth vessel already under construction, Incat Crowther is pleased to continue to contribute to the growth and success of Azam Marine, providing vessels targeted specifically at the operator’s needs for rugged, efficient, high capacity low maintenance vessels.

SPECIFICATIONS – 39m CATAMARAN PASSENGER FERRY PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS

Length Overall

39.00m

Length Waterline

38.90m

Beam Overall

11.00m

Draft (hull)

1.48m

Draft (prop)

2.25m

Depth

3.9m

Construction

Marine grade aluminium

CAPACITIES

Fuel Oil

2 x 6000 litres

Fresh Water

1 x 1500 litres

Sullage

2 x 1500 litres

Passengers (internal)

304

Passengers (external)

218

Crew

10

PROPULSION AND PERFORMANCE

Speed (Service, full load)

30 knots

Speed (Max, full load)

34 knots

Main Engines

2 x Cummins QSK60 – M

Rated Power

2 x 1864kW @ 1900rpm

Propulsion

2 x five-bladed propellers

REGULATORY

Flag

Tanzania

Class / Survey

Structure complaint with DNV HSLC Stability compliant with HSC 2000

 

– Boating Business Online