SNC Aremiti has awarded a AU$30 million contract to Austal to design and build a new 49m high-speed passenger catamaran ferry.
This order caps off a successful year for Austal’s ferry business, which added eight new vessels to the order book in 2017. That includes two 117m trimarans and a 109m catamaran. Austal also recently signed an MOU with JR Kyushu of Japan for an 80m trimaran.
This SNC Aremiti design features seating capacity for 620 passengers and garage space for up to 30 motorbikes, small vehicles and cargo.
The vessel will be designed in Australia and construction of the vessel will commence at Austal Philippines during 2018, with delivery scheduled for July 2019.

The vessel will be designed in Australia and construction of the vessel will commence at Austal Philippines during 2018, with delivery scheduled for July 2019.