Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr-Amrum Is Taking Delivery of Its Newbuilt Catamaran RÜM HART

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German island ferry operator W.D.R. takes delivery of catamaran ferry RÜM HART for operations in the Wadden Sea.

  • Catamaran boasts modern, comfortable accommodation for an efficient transport of up to 250 passengers (150 in winter).
  • Design was developed by Conoship International.
  • Challenge was service speed 16 knots in shallow waters, even against the tide.
  • Shipyard: Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Harlingen, The Netherlands.
  • Namegiving ceremony 15 May, in Wyk.
  • She will be on charter to Adler-Schiffe GmbH & Co. KG, a German operator specialised in day excursions and Wadden Sea passenger transport.

WDR orders catamaran ferry for the North Frisian Wadden Sea

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Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr-Amrum GmbH (W.D.R.) and Dutch shipyard Talsma have signed the contract for the construction of a 34m passenger-only catamaran.
She will enter service in spring 2019 and expand the existing WDR conventional ferry offer to passengers without cars.
The aluminium vessel has been designed by Conoship from Groningen, and can accommodate around 150 passengers in winter and 250 in summer.
The challenge was to find a suitable vessel that has the best performance within the speed regulation parameters in the protected Wadden Sea. Her maximum speed will be 20 knots, which against the current will still allow her to reach 16 knots.

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