Austal to build for Rottnest Fast Ferries

By 26 January 20242024 Newsletter week 04
January 26, 2024

Austal Australasia is to build a catamaran for Rottnest Fast Ferries, based in Hillarys, Western Australia.  The craft will operate the 45-minute journey from Hillarys Boat Harbour to Rottnest Island.

Collaborating with vessel designer Incat Crowther, Austal will commence construction of the aluminium catamaran at the company’s Philippines shipyard during the first quarter of this year.

Passengers 400
Crew 5
Length 32 metres
Engines 2 x 1029kW MAN D2862 diesel engines
Speed 25 knots

Photo: Austal