June 11, 2020

First Of Two 118 Metre Trimarans For Fred. Olsen Express Completes Sea Trials In Australia

BAJAMAR EXPRESS, the first of two Austal Auto Express 118 trimarans under construction for Fred. Olsen Express of the Canary Islands has completed its sea trials in Western Australia.

“Over the past weeks, BAJAMAR EXPRESS has achieved an average speed of 37.6 knots at 85% MCR, carrying 80% from maximum deadweight; confirming the vessel’s outstanding capability to achieve high-speed performance, while delivering optimum comfort for passengers and crew,” says Austal in a press release.

Capable of transporting 1,100 passengers and 276 cars at a cruising speed of over 37 knots, the new ferries for Fred. Olsen Express feature class-leading interior amenities and facilities, including multiple bars, kiosks, a retail shop and children’s play area and will operate on Fred. Olsen Express’ Santa Cruz, Teneriffe and Agaete, Gran Canaria routes in the Canary Islands from the 3rd quarter of 2020.