Austal Vietnam to design and build a 71m RoPax-Cargo destined for “Groupe Degage” in French Polynesia

March 22, 2024

This new ferry boasts a steel monohull construction with an aluminium superstructure, designed to comfortably accommodate up to 140 seated passengers and 17 crew members. Featuring a spacious main cargo deck spanning 494m2, it is capable of efficiently transporting a variety of cargo including 10’ and 20’ containers, palletized goods, and vehicles.

Dubbed the “Dory 2”, this vessel boasts a cruising speed of 12 knots and an impressive range of 1,000 nautical miles. It will serve the route between Papeete and Palliser islands, offering essential transportation services.

This latest agreement marks the fifth ferry collaboration between Austal and Groupe Degage, while also marking Austal Vietnam’s inaugural project involving the construction of a steel-hulled ship.