AUSTRALIAN company Incat Crowther has designed a new passenger ferry to Guadeloupe-based operator CTM Deher.

Incat Crowther designed the 36-metre ferry Miss Outre-Mer using its “digital shipbuilding” process.

The 316-seat passenger vessel was built at the PT Kim Seah shipyard in Indonesia.

Incat Crowther said it supported the operator with shipbuilder selection, commercial framework and due diligence, interior design and construction oversight of the project.

Miss Outre-Mer was designed to service CTM Deher’s passenger and tourism routes in the French West Indies.

The vessel is expected to begin operating in late 2023.

Antoine Deher from CTM Deher said the delivery of Miss Outre-Mer was an important milestone for the company.  

“Incat Crowther’s digital shipbuilding process meant we were able to provide our input and work with Incat Crowther’s team of naval architects every step of the way,” he said.

“The vessel has been tailored completely to our needs and high standards and will allow us to expand our service offering during the busy peak tourist season.”

And Incat Crowther CEO Brett Crowther said the company’s “digital shipbuilding solution” brought the digital design, build and delivery stages of a ship build into a cohesive process from conception through to final delivery.

“In delivering Miss Outre-Mer, this included Incat Crowther providing an assigned representative on site at PT Kim Seah Shipyard in Indonesia to oversee the construction of this vessel,” he said.

Miss Outre-Mer’s main and upper decks are connected by a large midship staircase.

The main deck seats 221 passengers and the upper deck can transport up to 143 passengers, including 48 people in exterior seats.

Designed to service the busy tourist route between Trois-Rivières and Les Saintes in Guadeloupe, the vessel has several large cargo and luggage racks.

The elevated wheelhouse on the upper deck aims to provide the vessel’s crew with good visibility in all conditions.

Miss Outre-Mer is capable of reaching speeds of up to 28 knots and is powered by twin MTU 12V4000 main engines.