Two ferries for GVB Amsterdam
"IJveer 60” and “IJveer 61" are Holland Shipyards' latest deliveries for GVB Amsterdam. With their distinct appearance and smooth lines the two ferries are a pleasant sight for sore eyes. Also, the design incorporates various elements specific to the Amsterdam school of architecture and design.
However, it is what's under the hood that really sets these ferries apart from their smaller sisters. The drive train and all other technical systems have been overhauled and modernized to make for a much greener means of transportation.
The IJveer 60-series stands out due to the following characteristics:
The "IJveer 60" and "IJveer 61" are designed with excellence in operations and safety as top priorities. Some notable features are:
The complete engineering and construction process took place within Holland Shipyards, safeguarding maximum control over quality and the building schedule. The technical systems have been developed with subcontractors that can boast intimite knowledge of the systems used on board on both a theoretical as well as a practical level.
Throughout the building process, GVB was very closely involved in the construction process. This to warrant a product completely in line with expectations. Also GVB's in-depth knowledge of the ferries intended operations helped in reaching strategic decisions in the design.
After successfully completing trials, the "IJveer 60" and "IJveer 61" were handed over to GVB in October 2016 and March 2017 and put into operation on their respective trajectories in Amsterdam.
Length: 33.60 m
Width: 9.00 m
Depth: 2.73 m
Draft: 1.66 m
Draft incl. thrusters: 2.42 m
Carrying capacity: 410 passengers
Number of (motor)bikes: 160 + 310 passengers
Speed: 19 km / h