[vc_row][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][stm_post_details][vc_column_text]Vessel | Launch and Delivery[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1518346040055{margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Boasting a speed more commonly associated with high-end patrol and rescue RIBs, the recently delivered, 99m loa dual-fuel wave-piercing catamaran Francisco has certainly raised the bar when it comes to talk of ‘fast ferries’ – if not having completely subverted notions concerning speed and size.

Inspired partly by warship performance, partly by the lucrative benefits of LNG as a
cost-efficient, SOx-free fuel, the end result is one of the fastest vessels in the world, and certainly the fastest within its sector. The vessel was commissioned – from builder Incat Tasmania and fellow Tasmanian architect Revoluton Design – by Latin American ferry operator Buquebus and will operate on the River Plate, ferrying up to 1,000 passengers and 150 cars between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, in neighbouring Uruguay.[/vc_column_text][stm_post_bottom][stm_post_about_author][stm_post_comments][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][stm_sidebar sidebar=”272″][/vc_column][/vc_row]