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Friday, July 17, 2020 

Austal Australia has demonstrated its high-speed trimaran technology with a side-by-side ‘sprint’ by its two latest vessels off the coast of Perth, Western Australia.

As Bajamar Express (Austal Hull 394) was departing Australia on her delivery voyage to the Canary Islands, she was joined by Queen Beetle (Austal Hull 396) undergoing sea trials. The two trimarans, designed and constructed by Austal Australia, are the latest developments of a proven hull form first developed for Fred. Olsen Express’ 127m Benchijigua Express in 2005.

Austal CEO David Singleton said: “Our shipyards, supply chain partners and of course our customers are thrilled to see the results of all our hard work, showcased in these two impressive trimarans. Seeing Bajamar Express side-by-side with Queen Beetle really does highlight Austal’s success in developing the trimaran hull as an effective high-speed commercial maritime transport solution. Following the delivery of Bajamar Express to Fred. Olsen Express, we have a further nine trimarans under construction or scheduled at the company’s shipyards around the world; and Austal remains the only shipbuilder designing, constructing and sustaining large high speed trimaran ferries, globally.”

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