Ares Shipyards, located in Antalya, Turkey, has selected Marintek/WhisperPower to become their supplier for 8 modern high speed catamarans. The composite vessels, with a length of 18 metres and a beam of 6.7 metres, are build to serve as luxury ferries between the mainland of Quatar and the Anatara Doga Island Resort & Spa. In each vessel, two Whisper SQ 16, with a continuous power rating of 16 kW at 1500 rpm, will be installed to operate the airconditioning system and various other 230 V/ 50 Hz appliances. The Whisper Generators are supplied with all necessary high class installation kits like Delta water/ gas separators, Delta waterlocks, etc.
The ferries can take up to 51 passengers, offering business class seating and refreshment facilities on board, within a fully air conditioned passenger saloon.Maximum speed of the catamaran is 27 knots, cruising speed 22 knots, meaning that a typical passage from Doha to the resort will be in the region of 16 minutes.