16th December 2005, 21:24
Just been reading about this interesting Japanese high speed ferry


Nice to see a 30kt ferry looking like a ship and an attractive design at that - none of your catamarans and HSS's!
The propulsion system makes use of a contra rotating propellor azipod propulsion system. Very interesting even if you are, like me, not an engineer but a former navigator!

16th February 2006, 00:15
What happened to the lifeboats!?!?!? Or is this perchance the next "unsinkable" ship??

16th February 2006, 07:19
Just had a lookon that site. Impressive for a ferry. great propulsion idea that.