Ferries and ro-pax vessels

Ferries and ro-pax vessels

Most ferries have unique designs based on their route, freight and passenger capacity as well as onboard services. Based on the experience we have gained from hundreds of ferry concepts, we at Deltamarin know how to meet the targets of the client cost-effectively, resulting in an optimised vessel design.

Deltamarin has been doing systematic R&D work for years with the aim of developing solutions for typical ferry design challenges that cover areas like fuel efficiency, safety and the “Safe Return to Port” (SRtP) rule. We apply the newest technologies to our designs once they have proven to bring real added value to the ship-owner and operator.

The client’s unique vessel concept is developed with a focus on future-proof design in terms of environmental performance and low emission footprint. Deltamarin offers highly optimised ship systems and hull form enabled by our excellent hydrodynamics and energy expertise. Read more about our extensive know-how in energy efficiency.

Read more about our ferry and ro-pax designs:

  • compact ferry DeltaLinx, designed for short coastal routes, and
  • DeltaSAFER, SAFE and AFFORDABLE new-built ro-pax ferries for the Asian market.

For conversions, Deltamarin offers a wide range of services from feasibility studies to complete engineering packages. These projects often include overall project management as well. For passenger ships, we have a track record in providing conversion engineering, such as:

  • ship lengthening and capacity increase
  • performance upgrades
  • emission compliance upgrades, including LNG, scrubbers and BWTS (ballast water treatment systems)
  • stability upgrades
  • interior refurbishment
  • conversions from cruise ships to floating hotels

For more information, please contact

Johan Hellman Deltamarin
Johan Hellman
Sales, passenger ships
Tel. +358 9 4788 4458
Mobile +358 40 7014 237
Viking Line ro-pax vessel at Xiamen shipyard

Example of our ferry references

LNG-fuelled ro-pax vessel for Viking Line

After delivering the concept design to Viking Line and assisting them during the tender and contract phases, Deltamarin delivers basic and detail design as well as comprehensive project management support and supervision services for the yard.

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See all our ferry references