Peter Morton of Wight Shipyard Co attended the naming ceremony for the firm’s first multi-million-pound river passenger ferry export in Vienna this week.
The 250-passenger ferry, which was delivered to Austria’s Twin City Liner (TCL) in January after being built on the Isle of Wight, was named at a ceremony in the capital of Austria.
As well as being attended by the CEO of Wight Shipyard Co, the naming ceremony welcomed HM Ambassador Leigh Turner, Bronwen Moore (Head of DIT Austria) and Miles Fisher (Senior Trade Attaché).
The new vessel is a low wash round bilge catamaran designed by Incat Crowther. It was built to cater for projected traffic growth, achieve much better operating economies of scale and greatly reduce TCL’s environmental footprint along the River Danube.
The ferry is the Wight Shipyard co’s sixth build in just 2 years and features the very latest in cutting edge design.