Hydraulic operated ramps
carry up to 24 vehicles
Four propelled ferry
Shipyard Gebr. Kooiman BV in Zwijndrecht delivered the ‘Stad Schoonhoven’ ferry in 2006 for the ferry service between Schoonhoven and Gelkenes.
The Veerdienst Schoonhoven BV ferry service transports almost one million cars and around 800,000 cyclists annually. To guarantee continuity into the future, with safe equipment, it was decided at the time to build this new ferry. The modern ferry has a 31-metre long car deck. This is one metre longer than the current Schoonhoven 3. The lanes are considerably wider and the engine power is much greater, at 4 x 300 HP.
The vessel was drawn and developed by Groenendijk & Soetermeer in collaboration with Boot Expertises and the ferry service itself. Yacht designer Cor D. Rover was responsible for the design. He designed the modern appearance of the new ferry.
The design and the construction achieved a compromise: the specific local situation demanded a limited length for mooring, a limited draught for sailing above the ferry slip, and a limited width for sailing with two ferries. Another issue was the limited budget. There are no subsidy options for ferries like that of Schoonhoven, because ferries are not part of the public transport system.
Because all shares of Veerdienst Schoonhoven BV are in the hands of the Municipality of Schoonhoven, a European tendering procedure had to be followed. Four prestigious shipyards in the Netherlands submitted tenders, including Shipyard Gebr. Kooiman BV in Zwijndrecht, which ended up making the most economically advantageous tender.
The Stad Schoonhoven ferry was built in accordance with the regulations and under the supervision of the Dutch Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat Shipping Division.
Length o.a. 45,00 m
Length waterline 31,00 m
Beam (mld) 14,55 m
Beam o.a. 14,92 m
Depth 2,17 m
Draught maximum 1,62 m
Deadweight 180 ton
Deckload 25 ton/m2
4x Scania DI-12 59M-EMS each with a continuous output of 221 kW at 1800 rpm.
4x Z-drive units make HRP type 800 with nozzle
The whole driving and controlling is fully hydraulic, also generators are hydraulic driven each 25 kVa
Gasoil 10 m3
Lub. Oil 0,3 m3
Fresh water 2 m3
Dirty Oil 1,5 m3
Hydraulic oil 0,3 m3
Dirty water 0,5 m3
Built in accordance with the regulations and under the supervision of the Dutch Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat Shipping Division
Lanes on the ferry suitable for a maximum of 225 persons, 20 to 24 cars, heavy goods vehicles
On the port side, a separate pedestrian and cyclist lane, separated from the cars and trucks
On the starboard side, fully heated service rooms, also equipped with an air-conditioning system
Driving decks with Bolidt hardwearing top layer
Hydraulic ramps and barriers; ramps equipped with wire-tensioning system
Contact a representative of our enterprise directly about the possibilities of Kooiman Ferries.
Because we have made work ships one of our specialties, we are highly experienced in the design and installation of deck equipment and auxiliary machinery. More information about ferries and Kooiman maritime design and newbuild.
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