Approximately a year ago Nelton started a project of modular catamaran for a Swiss customer.
The shape of aluminum vessel looks very modern and atypical. Two narrow hulls with hidden machinery & equipment support superstructure covered with immense area of glass windows. Major part of a ship will be bolt connected, which helps to ensure easy transportation.
The hull sections were pre-fabricated in Poland. They arrived on the beginning of October 2017 in the Swiss shipyard and the keel-laying celebration took place. Currently all fabricated parts are being connected in Luzerne and the ship is being equipped.
The handover to the owner SGV Express AG is planned at the end of April 2018, just in time for the new summertime schedule so that the new shuttle ferry can operate on the route Lucerne-Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock. SF 55 (Shuttle Ferry 55) will operate on this route every 1 hour. Since this schedule must be kept in all weather conditions the vessel will have a maximum speed of 35 km/h. Hybrid power system will be installed to provide maximum efficiency during routes.