The Fast Foiling Ferry or F3 (pronounced “F Cube”) is the fruit of a technical and commercial partnership between Alwena Shipping, MerConcept and VPLP Design. It’s an innovative ship concept which lays the groundwork for achieving energy transition in the sea transportation sector.
This initial version is a versatile 30 m catamaran for transporting passengers and comes in two models:
- F3 Passenger Ferry for carrying between 100 and 300 passengers over medium distances.
- F3 Offshore for carrying professionals to and from offshore operations, such as oil fields or floating wind turbines. Thanks to her high cruising speed and operating range of 500 nautical miles, this F3 model is designed to compete directly with helicopter services which currently undertake crew changes.
Skimming over the water on foils, the F3 Passenger and Offshore models cruise at a speed of 44 knots and use 40% less fuel than a similarly sized displacement craft.
See the 24 m City Version
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