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Two Large High Speed Ferries from Incat for Japan

Posted on May 30, 2006

Incat is pleased to announce a ground-breaking contract for two 112 meter high speed vehicle-passenger catamarans for a well-established ferry operator in Japan. Significantly, this is the customer’s first contract with Incat, and confirms a Letter of Intent signed in January.

At a contract signing ceremony in Tokyo on Saturday, May 27, the Libera Corporation announced the order as part of its on-going business development plan for the expansion of regular passenger services between the two ports of Aomori and Hakodate.

Chairman of Libera, Mr Kenji Yamamoto said “these fast ferries are expected to approximately halve the time currently taken for voyages between Hakodate and Aomori by the existing ships and enhance the convenience of regular passenger services.”

Due for delivery in June 2007, the first Evolution One12 112 meter vessel (Incat hull 064) will operate at a speed of approximately 40 knots and will have the capacity to carry up to 800 persons and 412 cars or 520 lane metres of trucks and 286 cars. Delivery of the second vessel to Japan (Incat hull 065) will follow 12 months later in mid 2008.

For more information: www.incat.com.au

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