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Incat ferry delivery

The 111m Volcán de Taidía will be operated by Naviera Armas in Spanish waters. Photo: Incat

Posted on October 6, 2021

Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania has delivered its latest high-speed ferry.

The 111m Volcán de Taidía will be operated by Naviera Armas in Spanish waters alongside sister vessel Volcán de Tagoro, which was delivered by Incat in 2019.

“We are delighted to have a new sister ship of the catamaran Volcán de Tagoro whose excellent performance and benefits have raised the quality of maritime transport to its highest level,” said  Antonio Armas Sr., owner of Naviera Armas.

The vessel is powered by four MAN 20V diesel engines driving Wartsila waterjets. Volcán de Taidía achieved over 42 knots with 600t deadweight during speed trials.

Volcán de Taidía has capacity for 1200 people and the vehicle deck allows for almost 600 TLM (595 truck lane metres) plus 219 cars, or in car-only mode it can accommodate 401 cars.

Naviera Armas will operate the vessel between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The company has an extensive fleet of vessels, and when she enters service, Volcán de Taidía will be the sixth Incat-built vessel operating in the fleet.

She is also the second Naviera Armas newbuild direct from Incat Tasmania. The company has previously obtained other Incat-built vessels on the second-hand market.

Volcán de Taidía is now on her way to Spain via Auckland, across the Pacific Ocean to Tahiti and the Panama Canal before crossing the Atlantic to her new home in the Canary Islands.

By Rebecca Jeffrey


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