With the delivery of “Helgøy Glimt”, a 21m carbon fibre catamaran, yet another Norwegian operator has added a carbon fibre vessel to its fleet. The new customer Helgøy Skyssbåt AS is an operator serving the islands of Ryfylket (nearby Stavanger). The family owned company has a growing fleet of high speed vessels and Helgøy Glimt will be their sixth- and so far biggest vessel.
“We appreciate that Helgøy Skyssbåt decided to buy a carbon fibre vessel from Brødrene Aa, as the ninth operator in Norway, and we will thank their team for a very good cooperation during the building process “says managing director of Brødrene Aa, Tor Øyvin Aa.
“Helgøy Glimt” has an overall length of 21m and a width of 7,8m. It is built to the IMO HSC 2000 code and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (fartsområde 4). The main deck accommodates 97 passengers over three rows with 28 of the seats facing towards tables. The aft part of the passenger lounge features a ticketing office and two toilets. Disembarking is mainly done over the bow through a hydraulic gangway made by the yard.
The new build is powered by 2x Volvo Penta D13C3-AMP connected to Twin Disc Gears fixed pitch propellers from West Mekan, giving the catamaran a top speed of 29 knots.
Helgøy Glimt is the third and final new build for the 2013 fast ferry tender in Rogaland, issued by the public transport company “Kolumbus” . All of the new builds for this tender has been made in carbon fibre and delivered by Brødrene Aa (see also: Fjordlys and Rygerprins).
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