CoCo Yachts - AFAI awarded fast ferry contract for Cosco Xiamen

CoCo Yachts and AFAI Southern Shipyard Guangzhou Panyu ltd are very pleased to announce a new building contract with Cosco Xiamen for one (1) Coastal Cruiser 322 aluminium fast ferry.

Cosco Xiamen will replace their current fast ferry with the newly built Coastal Cruiser 322 on their passenger service between Xiamen P.R. China and Kinmen Taiwan.

The Coastal Cruiser 322 will have a nice detailed passenger saloon on main deck with economy seats and a spacious business class / VIP arrangement on the upper deck. Special attention is giving to the noise levels, which are expected to be much lower than their current vessel. On the main deck aft provision shall be arranged for cargo, luggage and bicycles.

The Coastal Cruiser 322 will be powered by two MTU main engines, each driving one Rolls Royce S71 water jet through a ZF gearbox. The hull lines have been optimised by using Fine Marine CFD software, and ensure approx. 10% fuel saving compared to similar fast ferries with equal capacity.

The high speed aluminium passenger catamaran will be designed and built in accordance with China Classification Society rules and regulations for High Speed Craft, and will be built in Guangzhou. The Coastal Cruiser 322 is expected to be delivered to Cosco Xiamen in Q1-2016.