Rodriquez Cantieri Navali Launches Largest Fast Ferry

Italian specialist shipyard Rodriquez Cantieri Navali launched the Federico Garcia Lorca on April 28 — its largest vessel ever built.

Subsequent to its inaugural festivities, the ship was towed to Savona, Italy for final outfitting, commissioning and then sea trials. The vessel will then be delivered to its owner, Balearia Eurolineas Maritimes in early June for service between Valencia, Spain and the Balearic Islands, i.e. Majorca, Ibiza, etc.

Designed for 880 passengers and 200 cars, TMV 115 is a 377 ft. (115-m) monohull ferry powered by four 7,200 kW Caterpillar 3618 diesels. The car deck uses an innovative combination of hoistable decks and ramps for extremely flexible vehicle loading alternatives — allowing 200 cars to be loaded on one of the two decks.

Ride comfort will be ensured via the Rodriquez Marine Systems' stabilization system, which includes forward and aft T-foils with four lateral fins and transom mounted "Interceptor" tabs.

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