Supplied by MIT and built by Arklow Marine Services, the new replacement ferry for the Antrim.
Rathlin island service features Twin Disc Marine Gears, along with the Twin Disc EC300 electronic controls installed on the bridge. The Spirit of Rathlin has been built with improved power, space and also has dual classification, so can also operate as a workboat vessel unlike her predecessor. Designed by Argyll Maritime Services, working in close cooperation with the UK Maritime & Coastguard agency (MCA) and class society, Lloyds register.
Twin Disc were chosen for the project due to past performance and reliability.
Shipyard: Arklow, Southern Island
Owner: Department for Regional Development
Vessel Type: Passenger Ferry
Type Of Project: New Build
Main Engines: 2 x Scania DI13 071M
Marine Gears: Twin Disc MGX 5114SC-HD 2:54:1 ratio
Total Power: Each engine: 331kw at 1800rpm
Electronic Controls: Twin Disc EC300
Overall Length: 28.17m (oa) 23.12m (bp)
Top Speed: 10.5 knots
Case study supplied with thanks to Arklow Marine Services, for further details, please visit: www.arklowmarine.com