Eleanor Roosevelt, described as the world’s first fast ferry for passengers and cargo, has begun to take shape at the Armon de Gijón shipyard, Spanish ferry company Baleària said.
Recently, the shipyard laid the keel for the new high-speed catamaran of the Incat Crowther 125 design.
The construction of the ship is expected to be completed in spring 2020, according to Baleària.
The project is being carried out by the ferry company, in cooperation with Armón, Incat Crowther, Wärstilä, and others.
Once completed, the newbuild will feature a length of 123 meters and a beam of 28 meters. It will have capacity of 1,200 passengers and 450 cars.
The new ferry will be powered by four Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines of 8,800kW each, which will allow the ship to reach a service speed of 35 knots and a maximum speed of more than 40 knots.