Mid-sized South Korean shipyard, Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering, has won an order to build a 22,000 gt luxury cruise ferry for Pan Star.
Pan Star operates a ferry service between Busan and the Japanese port of Osaka, according to South Korean press reports.
The cruise ferry will have a length of 170 m and will be able to accommodate 46 crew and 353 pax, plus 250 containers. She is due to enter the South Korea/Japan route in 2025.
On deck, an outdoor swimming pool, a jogging track and a banqueting space will be fitted. Balconies will be installed on all cabins, along with various other facilities, such as massage rooms, therapy rooms, saunas, fitness centres and cafes, according to the local reports, quoting Dae Sun.
She will also be fitted with a hybrid propulsion system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by connecting electric motors to the diesel engine, as auxiliaries.
A linear shape has been designed for the vessel that can reduce noise and vibration. In addition, she will be fitted with stabilisers.