Kvaerner Delivers New Flying Cat High-Speed Catamaran To Greece

The first foreign delivery of the new Flying Cat high-speed catamarans from Kvaerner Fjellstrand, a member of Norway's Kvaerner group, has been made to Greek shipowner Ceres Hellenic Shipping & Co.

This is the second Flying Cat to be built by Fjellstrand's Omastrand yard south of Bergen. The first went to a Norwegian ferry operator this past April, and a third unit was delivered to Thailand in December.

The catamaran supplied to Ceres joins a fleet of 25 hydrofoil craft which mainly provide ferry services between Athens and Greek islands in the Aegean.

Equipped with two engines and water jets developing a combined 4,000 kw, the vessel has a top speed of 38 knots and a service speed of 35 knots. It measures approximately 131 feet long by about 33 feet wide.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 29,  Jan 1991

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