high-speed passenger ferry / trimaran
QUEEN BEETLE

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Characteristics

  • Other characteristics:

    high-speed

  • Number of hulls:

    trimaran

  • Length:

    83.5 m (273'11")

  • Passenger capacity:

    502 unit

Description

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