STENA EXPLORER, the first of Stena Line's HSS 1500 fast ferry class entered service in March. The Finnyards-built series of aluminium catamarans are by far the world's largest fast ferries and the first designed to carry lorries, trailers and coaches as well as passengers and private cars. Principal particulars of the vessel are: propulsion GE-LM 1600 & GE-LM 2500 gas turbines length, overall 126.6m length, between perpendiculars 107.5m breadth, moulded 40.0m draught, design 4.5m deadweight 1500t speed 40 knots cars/cars-trucks 375/120-50 passengers 1500

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Engrs Rev, March 1996, p 25 [5 p, 8 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1996


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  • Accession Number: 00727867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM