The military vessels listed here are retired units from various navies including research and patrol craft. They range in size from 10m as RIBs up to frigate around 150m in length. Countries usually dispose of the craft after a 25-30 year life depending on the quality of the original build. They are then usually ready for sale or purchaase to the private sector as the systems tend to be obselete and the military systems need upgrading. Additional passenger vessel options can be found at our page http://www.dbbcruiseandferry.com/passenger-vessels/
Some larger slower ships are usefull choices for liveaboard/passenger conversions and are therefore listed in those areas as well.
The standards are usually to naval domestic rules and can vary from the commercial IACS standards. Accommodation standards can vary depending on the navy that operated the platform with amalgamation of space possible for private vessel use once purchased.
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.