High-speed passenger ferry QUEEN BEETLE

high-speed passenger ferry
high-speed passenger ferry
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Number of hulls

83.5 m (273'11")

Passenger capacity

502 unit


QUEEN BEETLE A next generation 83 meter trimaran ferry for JR Kyushu of Japan, designed and built by Austal at its shipyard in Western Australia, the Queen Beetle will be in service between South Korea and Japan in time for the 2020 summer Olympics. The trimaran, with a capacity for 502 passengers and an operational speed of 37 knots, will service JR Kyushu Jet Ferry’s key strategic route between Fukuoka, Japan and Busan, South Korea. The vessel will feature a very high quality customised interior, developed by respected Japanese design house, Don Design Associates, led by Mr Eiji Mitooka, famous for the luxuriously appointed interiors of JR Kyushu’s high-end passenger trains. VESSEL SPECIFICATIONS COUNTRY JAPAN CLIENT JR KYUSHU JET FERRY HULL NUMBER 39B HULLTYPE TRIMARAN LENGTH 83.50 METRES CAPACI7Y 502 PASSENGERS SPEEO 37 KNOTS YEAR DELIVERED 2020 WORK IN PROGRESS YES PAYLOAD AND CAPACITIES Passengers 502 Crew 20 (Subject to Flag) Maximum deadweight 115 tonnes Fuel 55,000 litres PROPULSION Main engines 4 x MTU 16V1163 M74 (IMO Tier II) Gearboxes 4 x ZF 40060 NR2H Waterjets 4 x KaMeWa 90 S4 PERFORMANCE Speed 36.90 knots @ 85% MCR CLASSIFICATION Society DNV GL Class Notation X 1A HSLC R2 Passenger EO HSC Category B Flag State Panama INTERIOR DESIGN Designer Don Design Associates


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