Radio Holland supplies Nav/Com package for TB Shipyards aluminium catamaran ferry

Rotterdam, 29 January 2019

Radio Holland received an order for a Navigation & Communication package for a 250-passenger, aluminium catamaran ferry built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards (TB Shipyards, headquartered in Harlingen, Netherlands). With an innovative design by Conoship International, the new ferry is being built for Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr-Amrum (WDR) and will operate between the German Wadden islands. The catamaran is expected to be delivered in Q1 2019.

Theunis Eelkema, Sales Manager at the Radio Holland Delfzijl office, comments: “Because this vessel has a special class notation as a lightweight, seagoing vessel and it is a new Conoship design, we cooperated closely with the yard and customer to ensure the specifications and scope of supply are ideally suited for this extraordinary ship. This specific scope of supply and a tight integration with the ships electrical installation ensures the ferry can sail with a 3-man crew. Radio Holland will supply a complete Nav/Com package, an important part being Furuno equipment.”

The WDR catamaran will be equipped with the Furuno X-Band Chart Radar FAR-3210 and the X-Band Radar FAR-1518 with high-speed radar scanners, as well as a Phontech Public Address/intercom system. Radio Holland also provides a range of other Furuno equipment including the GPS/satellite compass, Echosounder, Speedlog and AIS. This project will be executed in a tight schedule of 10 weeks.


Artist impression WDR catamaran. Image by Radio Holland

About Radio Holland
Radio Holland is well-known in the worldwide maritime industry as global NavCom, Connectivity, ICT on Board and Service & Maintenance provider. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Radio Holland connects its customers to an unrivalled Global Service Network of more than 70 offices along the global shipping routes. Radio Holland delivers unique technical service expertise which helps customers run a smarter, more profitable business with less downtime and lower operational expenditures. Our highly skilled technicians are experts in maritime electronics who deliver top quality, on-the-spot services. Radio Holland offers cost-saving service agreements and remote monitoring maintenance support to vessels at sea around the world.

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