Ferry specification

General

TypeSteel DSMV
Built1993
Launched25th May 1993
Entered service25th August 1993
OwnerCMAL
OperatorCalmac Ferries Ltd.

Dimensions

Length94.00m
Breadth15.80m
Draught3.20m
Gross Tonnage5221

Capacity

Passengers1000
Cars110
Commercial3.20m

Technical specification

Built byRichards Shipbuilders, Lowestoft
Engine buildersMirlees Blackstone Ltd, Stockport
MachineryBow Thruster: Caterpillar Diesels approx 700HP
Hoist & lifts2x hoistable mezzanine decks (port & starboard). If either the port or starboard mezzanine decks are deployed, capacity is 88 lane metres plus 48 restricted (car only) spaces. If both mezzanine decks are deployed capacity is 25 lane metres plus 99 restricted (car only) spaces.

Additional details

Speed15kts
CallsignMRAB8
RegisteredGlasgow
Gaelic nameEileanan Chaledonia