Home' Work Boat World : July 2010 Contents On March 16, 2010, Norwegian
shipyard Oma Baatbyggeri delivered its
latest fast ferry 'TideAdmiral' to local
owner Tide Sjø.
The new building was the yard's hull
number 529 and, immediately following
delivery, she entered service on Tide Sjø's
flagship route between Bergen and
Stavanger. Measuring 33 metres in overall
length on a 10.6-metre beam, the twin-hull
vessel can transport up to 280 passengers at
speeds approaching 40 knots.
With decades of experience in aluminium
boat building, Oma Baatbyggeri has focussed
its expertise on delivering the most
economical and "green" ferries on the water.
Through the development of improved
hull forms and via the application of the
latest technology, the yard builds ferries
that deliver greatly reduced fuel
consumption -- providing both economic
and environmental advantages.
'TideAdmiral', along with her earlier
sistership 'TideEkspress' (delivered in
2009), well demonstrate the benefits of
Oma Baatbyggeri's approach with their
aluminium hull forms optimised for
streamlining and reduced weight to
provide increased performance, seakeeping
and excellent fuel economy.
Like all fast ferries from Oma Baatbyggeri,
'TideAdmiral' also comes with a "Green
Passport" Environmental Certificate issued
by Lloyd's Register of Shipping, documenting
the vessel's conformity to the strictest
environmental standards in both
construction and operation.
While the focus was on performance and
operational efficiency, the builders did not
skimp on other details and the passenger
accommodation and fit-out is also of a very
high standard. The twin deck layout
features comfortable, individual-style
seating with a kiosk, WCs and baggage
storage areas also provided.
Heavy insulation and clever design
keeps noise and vibration levels to a
minimum while large windows provide the
passengers with panoramic views out all
sides of the vessel.
The catamaran's twin engine rooms are
outfitted with a combined four MAN 2842
LE410 EDC main engines, each driving
through to a KaMeWa A50 waterjet. At full
power they provide a maximum speed of
over 38 knots while full-load cruising speed is
a relatively more sedate 35 knots. Twin 46kW
Nogva/John Deere generators are installed to
meet the vessel's auxiliary power needs.
With a history that now stretches back
more than 100 years, Oma Baatbyggeri is
one of Norway's most successful and
enduring shipbuilders. Since the 1970s, the
yard has been optimised towards fast ferry
production and is now one of the world's
leading manufacturers of high-speed
For further information contact:
Oma Baatbyggeri, Norway.
Type of vessel:
In survey to:
Passenger catamaran ferry
Tide Sjø, Norway
Oma Baatbyggeri, Norway
4 x MAN 2842 LE410 EDC
4 x KaMeWa A50 waterjets
2 x Nogva/John Deere,
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