First-in-class Brilliance of Majestic has been launched for Majestic Fast Ferry
The Incat Crowther 42 design has a high service speed at a low installed engine power and has been delivered by shipyard PT Cahaya Samudra.
Brilliance of Majestic is the first of a third class of vessel designed by Incat Crowther for Majestic Fast Ferry. At 33 m and 39 m respectively, the previous vessels housed their passengers in a single deck configuration that reduced weight and construction complexity.
Incat Crowther explained “The Brilliance-class was driven by the requirement to carry more passengers at greater speed, while giving business class passengers an exclusive experience. The increased capacity and speed needed to be balanced with capital and operating costs.”
The wheelhouse was raised half a level to maintain all-round visibility and an upper deck business class cabin added. To combat increased weight and complexity, the upper deck cabin is set in from the sides of the vessel and kept relatively short. Incat Crowther added “Weight saving measures can be seen throughout the vessel with superfluous bridging structure eliminated fore and aft and many new construction methods implemented.”
Brilliance of Majestic is powered by four MTU 12V2000 M72 main engines, each developing 1,080 kW and propelled by four Rolls-Royce 56A3 jets. The vessel has a fully laden speed of 38 knots.
Incat Crowther summed up “The propulsion specification, the packaging and the engineering of Brilliance of Majestic combine to produce a vessel that performs extremely well for its capital cost.”
Additional vessels of the same class are under construction.