June 27, 2005
Incat ferry on new Spanish route
Incat Australia has delivered a 78 meter wave piercing catamaran to Spanish operator Balearia. This brings to nine the number of Incat vehicle-passenger ferries operating in Spanish waters.
Jaume I (Incat Hull 033) operates on a new year-round route from Barcelona to the Balearic Island of Majorca. Journey time is three hours.
The vessel has capacity for 600 passengers and 145 cars, with 105 cars carried on the main vehicle deck and another 40 on the upper mezzanine.
The Jaume 1 was built in 1994 as Stena Sea Lynx II, and operated on high profile Stena Line routes on the Irish Sea, English Channel and Kattegat.
Before entering service with Balearia Jaume 1 completed a major refit and refurbishment program in drydock at Cadiz. The refit was completed by twenty four members of IncatŐs staff, becoming one of the largest teams ever to work for the company on a single overseas project.