8th Incat Crowther Vessel Delivered to Tanzania
Incat Crowther delivered 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
Length Overall 39.00m
Length Waterline 38.90m
Beam Overall 11.00m
Draft (hull) 1.48m
Draft (prop) 2.25m
Construction Marine grade aluminium
Fuel Oil 2 x 6000 litres
Fresh Water 1 x 1500 litres
Sullage 2 x 1500 litres
Passengers (internal) 304
Passengers (external) 218
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
Class / Survey Structure complaint with DNV HSLC
Stability compliant with HSC 2000