A 250-passenger aluminium catamaran ferry being built for Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr-Amrum (WDR) by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, headquartered in Harlingen, Netherlands, is to be outfitted with a range of navigation and communications equipment from Radio Holland, the companies have announced.
The new vessel has been designed by Conoship International, and will operate between the German Wadden islands after delivery, which is expected in Q1 2019.
The ferry will be equipped with Furuno X-Band Chart Radar and Radar systems, with high-speed radar scanners. Radio Holland will also provide GPS/satellite compass, echosounder, speedlog and AIS equipment, all also from Furuno.
“Because this vessel has a special class notation as a lightweight, seagoing vessel and it is a new Conoship design, we cooperated closely with the yard and customer to ensure the specifications and scope of supply are ideally suited for this extraordinary ship,” said Theunis Eelkema, Sales Manager at Radio Holland.
“This specific scope of supply and a tight integration with the ship’s electrical installation ensures the ferry can sail with a three-man crew. Radio Holland will supply a complete Nav/Com package, an important part being Furuno equipment.”