A variety of liveaboard vessels are listed in monohull and multihull options. They can be sourced as new or second hand in multihull (catamaran) or monohull vessel configurations. Larger liveaboards tend to move into the small cruise ship category with passengers up to 300 able to operate in domestic or international locations. Vessel sizes can range from 20m up to 150m in length and can be SOLAS, classed or registered by local domestic flag states. If you are looking for larger passenger vessels go to our page http://www.dbbcruiseandferry.com/passenger-vessels/
Vessels usually have 10-14 knot speed applications and are predominantly made from steel carrying passengers overnight for up to 2 weeks.
Some multihull alloy hulls are in the group and for more cost conscience buyers hardwood timber options can be sources at very low competitive pricing. Sizes are from 8 to 50 passengers. Some aluminium options are available with quality new build vessels being developed for the market to reduce overall operating costs in fuel and powering.
We have been developing design/build packages for passenger catamarans high speed ferries with proven options with one of the top designers and have combined them with a builder here in Australia to provide high quality, operationally efficient, competitive new build vessels. Current programs using this package are underway.
Analysis of performance requirement can add profitability when deciding what vessel is required to meet your market and operations.
A variety of useful techniques are employed in military and high end commercial platforms that can be readily adapted for commercial ferry fleets.