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Passenger Express 50
In June 2016, Austal was awarded a contract for the construction of a 50 metre high speed passenger catamaran for Seaspovill Co. Ltd, who operates a number of high speed ferries on multiple domestic routes in South Korea.
With a contract value of approximately AU$16million, Austal will construct the catamaran to an Incat Crowther design that has capacity to carry up to 450 passengers, at speeds of up to 40 knots. Seaspovill selected Austal to build their new ship based on continued satisfaction with their pre-owned 48 metre high speed catamaran, Seastar 3, built by Austal in 1998. This vessel continues to impress and is performing well with a high quality, robust construction and practical design.
The new 50 metre high speed catamaran will be constructed by Austal Philippines in Balamban, Cebu with delivery anticipated in June 2017.