Propspeed a No-Brainer for Majestic Fast Ferry

With a ferry fleet consisting of 16 vessels, fuel costs comprise around 50% of the business’ total operating costs.

Propspeed applied to running gear. Photo / Majestic Fast Ferry

Propspeed applied to running gear. Photo / Majestic Fast Ferry

Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd, founded in December 2014, is a family-run ferry business operating in Singapore and Indonesia waters. In 2019 alone, Majestic Fast Ferry transported 2.5 million passengers, earning them the title of the largest ferry operator in Singapore.

Ferry 'Majestic Dream' at sea. Photo / Majestic Fast FerryNow with a ferry fleet consisting of 16 vessels, fuel costs comprise around 50% of the business’ total operating costs, and so they are constantly looking for ways to reduce fuel consumption and improve vessel efficiency. The ferries are hauled every 2 to 4 months for hull cleaning, and there is always a noticeable build-up of barnacles and other marine growth on the metal running gear.

Propspeed is applied to propeller and shaft. Photo / Majestic Fast Ferry

After learning about Propspeed, Max Tan, Managing Director at Majestic Fast Ferry, began the process of having it applied to all of the company’s 16 vessels, with 12 ferries having Propspeed applied so far. While it has only been a couple of months, Tan is already seeing some savings fuel. Once Majestic Fast Ferry is fully operational following the easing of COVID-19 measures – that’s around 80 trips per day – Tan is excited to see an even bigger difference.

 

For more information on Majestic Fast Ferry, check out their website here.

 

Photos: Majestic Fast Ferry

By Holly Mills

Propspeed International

holly.mills@propspeed.com

Blog post published 28 September 2020