Luxury passeneger ferries built by Southampton engineers at BMT Nigel Gee

Daily Echo: Luxury passeneger ferries built by Southampton engineers Luxury passeneger ferries built by Southampton engineers

IT is the luxury passenger ferry built by Southampton engineers.

Southampton-based BMT Nigel Gee, which has a location in Shamrock Quay, and Ares Shipyard has announced the first boats of a series of eight luxury passenger ferries destined for Qatar have been completed and delivered to the customer.

The first two vessels will be delivered to the customer less than seven months after initial project discussions after BMT worked closely with Ares Shipyard to produce an innovative design, with particular focus on the ease of construction.

The vessel was designed specifically to transport guests to the new Anantara Doha Island resort and spa.

It is 18m in length with a beam of 6.7m and can carry up to 51 passengers.

Business class seating and refreshment facilities are on board within a fully air conditioned passenger saloon.

The ferry is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 29 knots and a service speed of 22 knots.

Ed Dudson, technical director of BMT Nigel Gee, said: “The ability of Ares Shipyard to deliver these vessels on schedule to such a high quality of finish is confirmation of the professionalism and dedication of the shipyard.” Kerim Kalafatoglu, managing director of Ares Shipyard in Turkey, said: “In order to support the opening of the resort, it was important to deliver the first vessel early in 2014. BMT Nigel Gee proved again that it is one of very few design companies that can develop robust design solutions, whilst providing suitable levels of support during such an aggressive build schedule, without major discrepancies and delays.”

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11:06am Wed 30 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Passeneger? Is that a luxury passeneger or a luxury ferry?
Passeneger? Is that a luxury passeneger or a luxury ferry? OSPREYSAINT
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12:33pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Passeneger? Is that a luxury passeneger or a luxury ferry?
Both apply if you think about it.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Passeneger? Is that a luxury passeneger or a luxury ferry?[/p][/quote]Both apply if you think about it. Charlie Bucket
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12:23pm Fri 2 May 14

WoolstonSean says...

The term Luxury is so loosely used these days especially with articles like this, after all its just a commuter ferry it's like describing Red Funnels Red Cats as 'luxury"!
The term Luxury is so loosely used these days especially with articles like this, after all its just a commuter ferry it's like describing Red Funnels Red Cats as 'luxury"! WoolstonSean
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1:13am Sat 3 May 14

andysaints007 says...

WoolstonSean wrote:
The term Luxury is so loosely used these days especially with articles like this, after all its just a commuter ferry it's like describing Red Funnels Red Cats as 'luxury"!
Not quite you numpty
[quote][p][bold]WoolstonSean[/bold] wrote: The term Luxury is so loosely used these days especially with articles like this, after all its just a commuter ferry it's like describing Red Funnels Red Cats as 'luxury"![/p][/quote]Not quite you numpty andysaints007
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1:35pm Sat 3 May 14

proud2bfrom southampton says...

Designed NOT built !!!
Designed NOT built !!! proud2bfrom southampton
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3:06pm Mon 5 May 14

WoolstonSean says...

andysaints007 wrote:
WoolstonSean wrote:
The term Luxury is so loosely used these days especially with articles like this, after all its just a commuter ferry it's like describing Red Funnels Red Cats as 'luxury"!
Not quite you numpty
I stand by what I wrote, all these ferries for Qatar have are better seating thats all!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WoolstonSean[/bold] wrote: The term Luxury is so loosely used these days especially with articles like this, after all its just a commuter ferry it's like describing Red Funnels Red Cats as 'luxury"![/p][/quote]Not quite you numpty[/p][/quote]I stand by what I wrote, all these ferries for Qatar have are better seating thats all! WoolstonSean
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