Built at Incat’s shipyards in Hobart, Tasmania, this is the world’s fastest ship. With a cargo of over 1,000 passengers and 150 cars, the 99-meter catamaran can travel at speeds of up to 58 knots or 107 km per hour.
They used two modified jet engines, which power a pair of water jets and makes the Francisco a “high-speed dual-fuel vehicle and passenger ferry”. Kim Clifford, Incat Managing Director, said.
Its new owner, Buquebus Ferries, has named it ‘Francisco’ in honour of Argentinean-born Pope Francis.
The ship’s hull is crafted from “Two slender, aluminum hulls connected by a bridging section with centre bow structure at the forward end.