b'MEMBER NEWSMEMBER NEWS Design Completed forNew Incat Crowther Ferry I ncatCrowtherrecentlyannouncedthe launchofthe1011x2711x93ferry MaggieCat,anIncatCrowther31for an operator in Australia. The vessel is sister toanotherIncatCrowthervessel,Coolgaree Cat, which entered service in late 2020. The 340-passenger aluminum Maggie Cat, which has a 44 (hull)/611 (prop) draft, will operate as the companys flagship.Both ferries were developed in close collabora-tion with the operator, with a goal of through-life efficiency, durability, and robustness in the open waters of the area. With Incat Crowthers efficiency gains, Maggie Cats fuel burn is the same as the vessel it replaces, despite being a more sea-capable vessel with increased ameni-ties, including an extra sun deck and a higher passenger capacity.Maggie Cat features a narrower overall beam than Coolgaree Cat, and while the vessels are in-terchangeable, Maggie Cat is configured for the shorter, more frequent route that it will service.booths which are forward-facing, with deep Boardingisthroughaportsidemidshipwindows designed to give the cabin a light and boarding door and upper aft boarding gates.airy feel. There is a large kiosk aft, in addition The main deck features 186 seats in a mix ofto multiple storage areas.The upper deck seats 64 inside the cabin, while 26 exterior seats are available on the upper aft deck. A large portion of the aft deck is dedicated to containerized freight stowage, with space for nine luggage trolleys. The coamings of this deck have been reinforced to cope with the impact of the trolleys while loading gates are specifically located to work with existing infrastructure.An additional feature of Maggie Cat is its sun deck with 48 seats and 360 visibility. The fea-ture is a draw for tourists visiting the island and a great platform for whale watching, as is the RELIABLE POWER FOR Aexpansive foredeck.PHOTOS COURTESY OF INCAT CROWTHERDEMANDING SCHEDULE The vessel is fitted with twin Caterpillar C32 Your business cant compromise when it comes toengines, delivering 895 kW (1,199 hp) at 2,000 maintaining a demanding schedule. Thats whyrpm each. In recent sea trials, Maggie Cat exceed-customers count on reliable John Deere PowerTeched 31 knots. The vessel has a fuel-efficient fully marine engines. With high torque and low-rated rpm,loaded operational speed of 25 knots at low main John Deere engines deliver dependable power and quiet operation. engine MCR, offering increased time between main engine overhauls. Ships service power is Full power range of marine engines 60 to 559 kw (80 to 750 hp) the responsibility of two Cat C4.4 gensets. Ca-pacities include 1,268 gals. of fuel and 449 gals. JohnDeere.com/Marine fresh water. Maggie Cat carries a crew of four.FOGHORN 36'