Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch of Shi Zi Yang 7, a 40m catamaran passenger ferry to be operated by Sea’s Young in Hong Kong. Built by Wang Tak, Shi Zi Yang 7 is a 199-passenger ferry that has been designed and built to compete in the tough domestic Chinese market where speed, comfort and efficiency are paramount.
The design of the vessel focuses on an efficient hull form. An effectively laid out deck plan keeps superstructure to a minimum, with hull cross structure eliminated where not required. Coupled with a semi-SWATH hull form, the vessel’s performance, comfort and efficiency are class-leading, whilst sacrificing none of the robustness associated with Incat Crowther-designed ferries.
Shi Zi Yang 7’s main boarding zones are port and starboard aft, whereupon passengers enter the main cabin via an area that houses crew mess, bathrooms, luggage racks and a small kiosk. Forward of this, an open light-filled cabin features 139 seats at a spacious pitch. A pair of VIP cabins are located at the aft outboard sides of this cabin, each seating 4.
Stairs lead to the upper deck business class cabin with 52 generously-proportioned seats. Forward of this is the half-height wheelhouse with external bridge wing stations, providing excellent visibility and maneuvering safety.
Powered by a pair of MTU 12V2000 M72 main engines, Shi Zi Yang 7 comfortably achieved its contract speed on recent sea trials and leads the class in terms of fuel consumption.