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Fast and comfortable to Heligoland with


Image: © Flensburg Förde Reederei, FRS

The work took just over a year, the big mosphere invites visitors to linger. Nine day becomes ? nally reality: the succes- panoramic windows, a 4-zone air-condi- sor to the former HALUNDER JET is tioning system, several ? at screens and ready. Around 250 shipyard employees a roughly 200 m2 open-air deck ensure and 60 employees from Förde Reede- that Heligoland fans will enjoy an even rei Seetouristik, Flensburg, Germany, more modern and comfortable trip in fu- worked on the catamaran in the AUS- ture – indeed, for many their arrival on

TAL shipyard in Cebu. After 15 years of board becomes the vacation. Measuring loyal service, the company, FRS, ? nally 56 meters in length, the new vessel can said goodbye to the old HALUNDER accommodate around 680 Heligoland

JET in the fall of 2017. It was hauled lovers – 20% more than before. Four to the west coast of America, where, as MTU engines (type: 16V4000M63L),

CLIPPER V, it will carry traf? c between four auxiliary generators (type: Volvo

Seattle in the USA and Victoria on Van- D5A TA) and four Kamewa S71 water- couver Island (Canada). jets propel the catamaran to a maximum

Halunder means Heligoland and is the speed of 36 knots (67 km/h).

dialect of the North Frisian language New features: spoken on the German island of Heli- • 20 % more seats goland in the North Sea. The new cata- • 228 qm suddeck on the upper and maran sets new standards, in particular bridge deck (Compared to former when it comes to comfort: wider seats, HALUNDER JET the open spaces have more legroom and, above all, an even increased by a total of six times.) better view. The captivating interior was • VIP Balcony for Comfort Class guests designed by Australian design of? ce • 4-zone air-conditioning system

Spear Green. Its bright and friendly at- • comfortable seats with USB port 38 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • DECEMBER 2018

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