Iranian firm building first catamaran passenger ship

Teheran - Work on the construction of the new 26-meter vessel that has a capacity to carry 158 people on board has already begun at the Qeshm Island’s Madkandaloo’s shipyard

Teheran - Work on the construction of the new 26-meter vessel that has a capacity to carry 158 people on board has already begun at the Qeshm Island’s Madkandaloo’s shipyard, according to Tasnim news agency quoting Reza Almasi, a senior company official. The watercraft features two parallel aluminum hulls of equal size with double decks. It also enjoys the state-of-the-art navigation and safety systems. The company official said there are already negotiations for the construction of three such vessels. Catamarans have a smaller hydrodynamic resistance than comparable mono-hulls, requiring less propulsive power from either sails or motors. These ships range in size from small to large such as naval vessels and car ferries... continue reading

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