Teknicraft is proud to have been selected for the design of a pair of 150 passenger ferries to operate on a major commuter route in the US. These catamarans will be boarded over the bow area to allow a wide access route for quick passenger turn-around and full access to disabled persons in wheelchairs. The boarding deck will be heated during the winter months to remove the risk of passengers and crew slipping on ice. Seating in the interior will be arranged in lounge style lay-out with comfortable surroundings in a fully air-conditioned space.
The upper deck will feature open air seating as well as standing room for passengers to enjoy the views. Both vessels incorporate many eco-friendly components. Green features include the propulsion systems consisting of Caterpillar C18 ACERT engines fit with specialized CleanAIR Permit filters to reduce harmful emissions by up to 99%. Noise pollution will be mitigated with acoustic foam insulation and critical grade mufflers. The cabin interiors will be finished with recyclable aluminum honeycomb wall panels and recyclable aluminum ceiling panels with acoustic insulation.