Venezia Lines high speed vessels, San Frangisk and San Pawl are air cushion catamarans which combine the most advanced characteristics of catamarans and hover crafts.
Such a combination has resulted in vessels that extend:
The air cushion, set up by fans, and trapped by the hulls and the skirts, lifts the craft and reduces the draught. Thus, water resistance and power consumption are significantly reduced. The ship is highly manoeuvrable, and literally turns around “on a coin”. It can even move sideways by diverting directional air from the cushion.
Venezia Lines High Speed Vessels offer a faster, safer and more reliable crossing between Venice and Croatia contributing to the main pillar of the company’s success on these ever popular routes in the Northern Adriatic.
|Lenght Overall||35.25 metres|
|Beam max.||11.5 metres|
|Depth to maindeck||3.55 metres|
|Draught off cushion||2.15 metres|
|Draught on cushion||0.70 metres|
|Classification||Det Norske Veritas + 1A1-R90|
|Passengers saloon tourist class||280|
|Passengers saloon VIP class||30|
|Speed max (trials, calm)||50 knots (light conditions)|
|Speed service (calm)||app. 38-42 knots|
|Main Engines||2 x 1920 kW MWM TBD 604B V16X|
|Fan Engines||2 x 405 kW MWM TBD 234 V8|
|Generators||1 x 65 kVA DEUTZ KHD F5L413 FR
1 x 40 kVA DEUTZ KHD F5L912
|Fuel consumption||approx. 900 l/h|