The new passenger vessel is fitted with a pair of MTU main engines, a power-package upgrade over its sister ship.
Incat Crowther, Lafayette, La., recently announced the delivery of Ultramar II, the second in a series of high-capacity 157-foot catamaran passenger ferries for Mexican operator Ultramar.
Built by Midship Marine in Harvey, La., Ultramar II is specifically designed for the operator’s busy Playa de Carmen—Cozumel run, offering high durability and a world-class passenger experience.
The vessel’s fit out is yacht-like in keeping with Ultramar’s ‘Experience Innovation’ motto and includes aquarium-themed feature walls and glass pieces, decorative ceilings, multi-color underwater lighting, polished stainless-steel handrails, high-end entertainment system, and more.
The main deck aft cabin seats 214 passengers and includes a dedicated child-friendly area as well as a refreshment bar. The forward end of the vessel’s main deck features a premium class area with 64 seats. The foredeck seats a further 50 passengers. Behind the main passenger cabin, the vessel is fitted with a large enclosed cargo area with roller doors and spacious dedicated restrooms.
The mid-deck exterior is complete with seating for 203 passengers plus a full-service bar and a sizeable stage for musicians to entertain passengers. A majority of the exterior area is enclosed on sides and from above and is air conditioned by the vessel’s robust cooling system. An additional 52 premium-class seats are housed inside the mid-deck cabin.
The roof deck includes seating for 264 passengers seeking to enjoy the Caribbean sunshine.
Ultramar II is fitted with a pair of MTU 16V4000 63L main engines, each producing 3,000 bhp. at 1,800 rpm. The upgraded propulsion package offers additional speed and power over its sister, Ultramar.