Greek ferry operator Attica Holdings has signed an order with Norwegian yard Brødrene to build three catamaran passenger vessels to serve the Saronic islands in Greece. The total investment amounts to 21 million euros and will be covered by own funds and bank financing. The construction of the three ferries will begin immediately after the signing of the loan agreement, delivery of all three vessels is expected within the first four months of 2022.
The aerodynamic fast ferry design called AERO was first presented by Brødrene in 2019. Each ferry will have a maximum speed of 34 knots, a total length of 36m, a width of 9.7m and capacity for 150 passengers. The light construction with carbon fibre will contribute to the reduction of fuel consumption and air emissions. The vessels will also be equipped with solar panels which will generate the energy required for all lighting and energy consumption in passenger accommodation areas.