SUCCESFULL LAUNCHING OF XIN HAI TIAN FOR ZHUHAI FAST FERRY CO. LTD. AT PLENTY SHIPS ZHUHAI
On 23th November 2018, the first CoCo Yachts designed Coastal Cruiser 356 for Zhuhai Fast Ferry Co. Ltd. has been launched at Plenty Ships Zhuhai. Zhuhai Fast Ferry Co. has 3 CoCo Yachts designed Coastal Cruiser 288’ in service, and tendered for a new model with less speed and higher fuel efficiency in 2017. CoCo Yachts, in combination with Plenty Ships won the bid based on the most economic design.
The Coastal Cruiser 356 is unlike the previous designed and built ferries for Zhuhai Fast Ferry Co propeller driven with the smaller MTU 16V2000M72 engines. The contract speed is 27.6 knots, full load, and the engines at maximum 90% MCR.
The General Manager of Zhuhai Fast Ferry, Mr. Liang, was very pleased with the results so far. The vessel looks great, and the interior space is huge!
Final interior outfitting will be finished soon, in order to do the sea trials in December 2018. Delivery of the first Coastal Cruiser 356 is expected January 2019. The second CC-356 will be delivered a few months later.