Cruise & Ferry
When designing cruise vessels and ferries, 'design for service' plays an important role. The ship should perform well over a wide range of speeds and conditions. Ferries should be able to maintain their schedule, even if the conditions are less favourable. However, not only the speed is an issue. Environmental awareness is growing, resulting in stricter regulations regarding fuel consumption, emissions and noise. The fuel consumption, and thus emissions, of the vessel are influenced to a large extent by the calm water resistance of the vessel. Therefore, much attention should be paid to the hull form optimization and minimising the appendage drag.

The passengers should not only arrive on time, they should also arrive comfortably. This means that onboard noise and vibrations, for example due to cavitation, should be kept to a minimum. To achieve this, the propeller design should be well balanced between the propulsive performance and the radiated pressure fluctuations. But the comfort of the passengers is also influenced by the motions of the vessel. So the designer must make sure that the seakeeping characteristics of the vessel are good. Since the vessels are increasing in size and operators prefer to be able to work independently, the manoeuvrability should be ensured in all conditions as well.

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The Cruise and Ferry team:

Jaap van Heerd<br>Cruise & Ferry Coordinator Jaap van Heerd
Cruise & Ferry Coordinator
Rien de Meij<br>Project Manager Powering Rien de Meij
Project Manager Powering
Rob Grin<br>Project Manager Seakeeping Rob Grin
Project Manager Seakeeping
Victor Ferrari<br>Project Manager Manoeuvring Victor Ferrari
Project Manager Manoeuvring
Stephane Rapuc<br>Project Manager Seakeeping Stephane Rapuc
Project Manager Seakeeping
Jaap Allema<br>Project Manager Powering Jaap Allema
Project Manager Powering
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