Austal Launches New Ferry for Japan-Korea Route

Austal Launches New Ferry for Japan-Korea Route

PAV partnered with Austal to help launch a next-generation ferry for JR Kyushu of Japan.

Developed at Austal’s shipyard in Henderson WA, the 83 metre trimaran boasts a capacity of 502 passengers and an operational speed of 37 knots, and will service a key strategic route between Fukuoka, Japan and Busan, South Korea in time for the 2020 summer Olympics.

Over 70 lighting fixtures and a concert hazer highlighted the trimaran’s hull and added atmosphere to the large venue, and included four custom gobos to project key logos around the venue.

A 27m x 11m motorised drape system created an intimate area for formalities and the moment of reveal was punctuated by a push of the ‘big red button’.

Formalities were covered by a 28-panel LED screen and a PA for speeches.