Piriou to build a Sterling Design International vessel for Pays de la Loire region.
A new ro-pax vessel will serve the island of Yeu in western France and is to be built by local yard, Piriou. The steel-aluminium ferry will be 55 metres LOA, with a beam of 13 metres and will have capacity for 391 passengers, 340 cargo pallets, and up to 18 vehicles.
Twin 1,440kW IMO Tier-III-compliant engines will provide a maximum speed of 15 knots. She will also be equipped with shore charging equipment, two 13-tonne cranes, twin flap-rudders, two hydraulic stabilisers and twin thrusters.
Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2022 and the vessel will be operated by Compagnie Yeu-Continent, plying the route between the island of Yeu in the Bay of Biscay and the western French mainland.