6 May 2022 / Cruise

Tillberg Design of Sweden and SDARI Collaborate on 134m RoPax Ferries Concept

The versatile concept implements a modular system that can be easily modified to suit a variety of clients, budgets and destinations.

In their first design collaboration, Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) and Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute (SDARI) have teamed up to create an efficient and flexible passenger ferry concept for the European market. The 133.9m hybrid platform can be easily modified in its interior and style to be unique to a variety of clients, budgets and destinations without alterations to layout, systems or machinery.

SDARI specified an LNG dual fuel diesel/electric propulsion system to allow the RoPax Ferry to quickly and efficiently traverse between popular European island destinations. TDoS executed the exterior and interior design, which accommodates 880 passengers in either standard or premium cabins with public areas that include multiple lounges (including one for pets), a restaurant and bar, retail shops, movie theatre and children’s play area.

The versatility of the concept lies in the modular design of the furnishings, which allows each space to be distinct in its own layout based on unique seating arrangements and number and combination of wardrobes or cabinetry. The style is further specified through moodboards in a variety of colour schemes and materials that offer an endless number of timeless combinations. This flexible system can be easily adapted to cost-effectively create uniquely personal projects for a variety of clients.

“We are glad to cooperate with TDoS to do the Joint Research & Development Project on the Ropax Ferry for the European market,” says Mr. Zhang Wenbin, Technical Manager of SDARI.

TDoS Senior Designer Tomasz Hrynyszyn says, “The multi-functionality, cost savings and depth in look and feel of this concept allows each client to create individual spaces that will distinguish a truly unique vessel.”