Singapore’s ferry operator Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd has commissioned leading digital shipbuilder Incat Crowther to design a new second generation 39-metre passenger ferry as the basis of its future fleet.

Incat Crowther’s range with shipbuilder PT Cahaya Samudra covers four vessels’ lengths being 29-metres, 32-metres, 39-metres and 42-metres with all four designs already now in their second design generation.

Eleven of Majestic’s first-generation Incat Crowther / PT Cahaya Samudra vessels have been sold to operators in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific and have been replaced in service by second generation vessels.

The order brings the number of second generation Incat Crowther designed and shipbuilder PT Cahaya Samudra built 39-metre vessels to 13 and comes in addition to three second generation 42-metre vessels launched less than 12 months ago.

The second generation 39-metre vessels can transport up to 312 passengers at a speed of 32 knots and feature a range of design improvements that build on the proven capabilities of the first-generation ferries.

The design of the vessel has been optimized to provide fuel efficiency gains for operators, while the customer experience has been enhanced via a sleek design, featuring updated window aesthetics, the addition of a center aisle and increased passenger seating spaces.

Brett Crowther, chief executive of Incat Crowther, said that “The fact that Majestic could confidently sell its fleet of first generation Incat Crowther ferries to allow it to invest in a larger replacement fleet, proves this class of ferry can be a sound, strategic investment for operators. Not only do these vessels form a reliable fleet, but Incat Crowther’s team of naval architects also work closely with operators to tailor each vessel to their unique customer and operational requirements.”