Vessels

EL DORADO EXPRESS

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High levels of operability are key and nowhere is this more evident than in El Dorado Express. The El Dorado Express provides passengers with a smooth ride and enhanced onboard experience thanks to our established and continually evolved wave-piercing hull form and centre-bow arrangement. The incorporation of an active motion control system is a noteworthy feature, utilizing twin interceptors placed on the transom of each hull. Designed by Revolution Design the El Dorado Express is a truly fast vessel, reaching an class leading speed of 50.2 knots on sea trials whilst carrying 100 tonnes of deadweight. 

The El Dorado Express can comfortably hold 990 passengers on its two decks. A forward cargo area with a substantial 25-ton capacity is conveniently accessible through a flush-finish cargo door. The vessel has spacious machinery rooms that host a set of four Caterpillar C280-16 engines. These engines output an impressive 6,000 kW each, operating at 100% MCR. Each of these engines is connected to a steerable Kongsberg Kamewa S90-4 waterjet via a Reintjes VLJ 4431 gearbox. To ensure a steady supply of electrical power throughout the craft, El Dorado Express is equipped with four Caterpillar C7.1 generators. 

GEELONG FLYER

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Hull 095 represents further refinement of Revolution Design’s renowned small catamaran expertise. The vessel’s hull forms provide unparalleled passenger transport capabilities. Thanks to the combination of active interceptor blades and the centre-bow design, even rough conditions are transformed into smooth sailing, enhancing both comfort and stability. The Geelong Flyer stands ready to welcome more than 400 passengers and crew members, providing comfortable seating across two decks, both indoors and outdoors. This cutting-edge vessel is equipped with a range of modern amenities, including public access Wi-Fi, satellite television, integrated CCTV systems, refreshing air-conditioning, and a spacious kiosk area.

The advanced technological features extend to active ride control, supported by a clean and efficient drivetrain. The configuration features a pair of sleek, aluminium hulls linked by a connecting section featuring a centre-bow structure at its forward end. Each hull is further divided into six force-ventilated watertight compartments, separated by transverse bulkheads. Additionally, one compartment in each hull is designated as a fuel tank, reinforced with extra support on both the end bulkheads and intermediate tank tops. The construction of both the hull and superstructure utilizes marine-grade aluminium. 

VOLCAN DE TAIDIA

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Volcán de Taidia presents a blend of technology and innovation, whilst the twin vehicle decks optimize space and efficiency. The vessel presents a new era of maritime travel where lightweight design meets elevated comfort, promising an unforgettable voyage. Volcán de Taidía has capacity for 1200 persons, including crew, and the vehicle deck allows for 595 truck lane metres plus 219 cars, or in car-only mode it can accommodate 401 cars. A bi-folding stern ramp seamlessly connects passengers to their journey.

The passenger areas are split into three distinct classes: First Class, Business Class, and Economy. Each section is equipped with its own bars and food service zones, catering to passengers’ diverse preferences. 

Propelled by four robust MAN 20V diesel engines that drive Wartsila waterjets, the ship boasts impressive power. During speed trials, the Volcán de Taidía achieved a speed of over 42 knots while carrying a substantial 600-ton deadweight.

Volcán de Taidia sets a new standard in lightweight design and innovation, overcoming the challenges of creating a lightweight yet strong vessel. Cutting-edge hull and centre-bow design combined with an active T-foil ensures a smooth ride that leaves conventional travel in its wake.

SAINT JOHN PAUL II

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With a focus on passenger comfort and satisfaction, the vessel is an innovative leap forward in Revolution Design’s renowned design and engineering ability. Through meticulous refinement informed by simulation and model testing, we have completely reimagined the centre-bow to provide unparalleled performance allowing an indulgent passenger experience. The vessel design incorporates active T-foils and yaw fins integrated into each hull. These enhancements not only elevate comfort but also ensure uninterrupted vessel operation. 

This cutting-edge wave-piercing vessel showcases the latest advancements in center-bow design, pushing the boundaries of high-speed craft in terms of both comfort and efficient freight support.

With a capacity of 1,000 persons, the Saint John Paul II stands as the largest RoPax catamaran ever constructed for Mediterranean operations. With a 1000-ton deadweight capacity, it offers accommodation for 900 passengers across two decks, supplemented by outdoor seating options on both upper and lower levels. 

The vehicle deck spans the entirety of the vessel, designed to accommodate 23 heavy commercial trailers, equivalent to 490 truck lane metres or 167 cars. Two vehicle ramps facilitate seamless loading and unloading operations. This ensures that the journey commences and concludes with the utmost convenience and efficiency, reflecting a commitment to passenger and freight satisfaction.

CATHERINE HAMLIN

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Merging the timeless elegance of the Sydney Harbour first-fleet aesthetic with innovative aluminium structural design, this vessel redefines modern travel. Revolution Design met the challenge of seamlessly integrating a lightweight design while preserving historical charm, the result is a masterful blend of tradition and innovation.

These 35-metre ships offer increased capacity, comfortably accommodating up to 400 passengers. The Interior has been thoughtfully designed to provide ample space, featuring comfortable indoor seating, expansive outdoor viewing areas, a generously sized wrap-around deck, and a range of added amenities for passengers.

These amenities include convenient Wi-Fi access, real time journey updates, and conveniently located charging stations for electronic devices. This combination of classic aesthetics and modern comfort ensures an enjoyable and enhanced passenger experience.

The core of this design lies in its two slender, aluminium hulls, joined by a bridging section housing a centre-bow structure at the fore. To ensure safety and stability, each hull is divided into six force-ventilated watertight compartments, separated by transverse bulkheads. The construction material of choice is marine-grade aluminium, employed in both the hull and superstructure. 

FRANCISCO

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Revolution Design led the industry with Francisco, where next-generation aluminium structural design meets the demands of a sustainable future. Expertly engineered and constructed, this vessel conquers the challenges of pioneering LNG propulsion, harnessing the power of gas turbines as prime-movers, and seamlessly integrating a gas turbine with a single water-jet in each hull for unparalleled efficiency.

Launched in 2013, Francisco reached a speed of 58 knots on sea trials and met the brief from the customer to compete on routes that traditionally have been dominated by aircraft.

Francisco boasts an expansive open-plan upper deck, designed to double as a duty-free shop space, providing passengers with a retail experience like no other. The vessel’s interior is a testament to luxury, blending form and function flawlessly. Francisco sets a new standard, proving that innovative design, eco-conscious choices, and premium comfort can coexist on the high seas.