Boreal Transport Nord takes delivery of M/S Loppøy

Brødrene Aa is pleased to announce the delivery of hull nr. 275, M/S Loppøy. The 26m carbon fibre catamaran was handed over to Boreal Transport Nord on Friday the 25th of September. 

As for many of the vessels operating on the sparsely populated Norwegian coast, Loppøy is designed to fulfill several functions. The new build takes 97 passengers, 2 cars and is equipped with a crane to handle goods for the local communities.

Loppøy will be operating on the western part of Loppa in Finnmark. In order to handle the sometimes rough weather conditions in this area, the fore-deck is fully covered and parts of the outer deck is fitted with heating wires to prevent icing during the winter.  The vessel is certified for operations in 2,5 meter significant wave heights. 

Powered by 2x Scania DI16 diesel engines, each providing 588kW, Loppøy makes a service speed of 25 knots. Gears and propellers are delivered by Servogear. 

A sister ship of Loppøy is currently under production with expected delivery in November. 

For more info about Loppøy, see vessels page here