Aluminium Boats Australia has launched a specifically designed and developed eco ferry for the Bay Transit Group in Brisbane, Australia, for operation in the Marine Park area.
‘Aluminium Boats designed the boat to have a low wash and fuel consumption. The vessel is quiet and designed specifically to be mammal friendly. The vessel has a specially designed hull, with no protrusions and is shaped at the bow and along the hull line to deflect marine mammals. The vessel carries over 185 passengers, and can achieve an operating speed of over 25 knots, powered by Scania D12 59M engines and Hamilton HJ364 Jet propulsion units. Its superstructures are composite in construction and were built on-site at Aluminium Boats’ facilities.