PaxCar ferry MARTIN i SOLER

The ferry features a hull topped with a virtually full length superstructure containing four decks laid out with public rooms and cabins for 1164 passengers and 36 crew. Drivers are catered for separately with 4x4 berth cabins. Forward and aft facing lounges with panoramic views, video games rooms and a children’s playground are amongst the leisure attractions available to travelers, and open deck space is also provided for recreation. Two double rooms are equipped for disabled passengers, and a lifesaving equipment package to the highest specification includes two RFD marine evacuation systems using vertical chutes, each serving 430 persons, also two 150 person and two 30 person lifeboats, all supplied by Certasa. Rescue boats are also fitted.

Main access is to deck number 3 over two stern ramp/doors, each 14.50m long z 9.50m wide, designed for the simultaneous passage of two 16m long vehicles. A four metre wide bow/ramp door serves the same deck, and a tilting ramp links the main deck with double bottom.

Three fixed, and one hoistable, car decks are provided, and these can accommodate vehicles in various combinations, such as 107 cars and 96 trailers (2.90m wide and 16m long) with car deck hoisted, and 334 cars and 65 trailers with this deck unhoisted.

The vessel is powered by a pair of main engines, each developing 9000kW MCR at 500 rev/min and driving twin CP propellers through Reintjens gearboxes for service speed of 21.4 knots. Electric current is derived from two 1300kW Leroy Somer shaft-driven alternators, and three MaK/Leroy Somer diesel sets of 1080kW output each. Two 1000kW thrusters operate at the bow, and a pair of fin stabilizers and an anti-heeling system enhance passenger comfort and assist with stability whilst cargo handling.

Length, oa: 165.30m, Length, bp: 152.50m, Breadth, mld: 25.60m, Depth, mld to main deck: 8.50m, Draught design/maximum: 5.50/6.00m, Deadweight maximum: 4370dwt, Gross tonnage: 24,761, Propulsion power: 2x9000kW, Service speed at 90% MCR: 21.40 knots.

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