The third in the series of ferries to be built by North East Shipbuilders is being delivered to the owners, VR Shipping of Copenhagen. The Superflex 2000 design has two marks designated Mark III and Mark IV, the major design variations being passenger capacity and a different mix of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The Superflex concept is distinguished by having no engineroom; instead, ten diesel generator sets with weathertight enclosures are situated on the weather deck, five each side. The bow and stern of the ship are essentially the same; loading and discharge, therefore, takes place at either end and the vessel does not have to turn round when berthing or putting to sea. The loading ramps, supplied by MacGregor Navire, from watertight bulkheads behind the bow and stern doors. Propulsion is by four azimuth thrusters arranged two at each end, driven by 550kW electric motors taking AC power at variable frequency from the frequency controllers. Maintenance of the operator sets is also simplified by allowing the vessels to operate virtually non-stop throughout the year. Principal particulars are: length oa/bp 95/90m; breadth, moulded 15m, external 15.27m; depth, moulded weather deck 9.85m, moulded main deck 4.9m; draught moulded 3.5m; deadweight 1,330 tonne; service speed 13 knots; Classification Danish Ship Inspection Service Class D Lloyds 100A1 Ferry + LMC; Main engines 10 x 275kW packaged gensets on deck Cummins/Petbow, 440V/60Hz.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Ship, 68 (1988), p. 17 (Jan.) [3 pp., 5 phot.]
  • Publication Date: 1988


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Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Ferries
  • Old TRIS Terms: Superflex 2000
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00692996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM