Flensburg, 15.03.2019; FSG is pleased to have received the prestigious ShipPax Ferry Concept Award for its groundbreaking RoPax ferry “W.B. Yeats”. The “W.B. Yeats”, FSG’s new building no. 771, was delivered to Irish Continental Group (ICG) in December 2018.
The award was received during a ceremony at the SHIPPAX FERRY CONFERENCE 2019, which took place between 12 and 14. March 2019 onboard Tallink Grupp’s vessel “Silja Serenade”; another innovative RoPax vessel that currently operates between Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland.
During the award ceremony, André Powilleit, Head of Sales & Design at FSG, presented the design of the “W.B. Yeats” to the attendees and the shipping industry.
„The RoPax ferry business is very interesting and attractive, because every ferry service is unique in many aspects. For example, the route and passenger expectations drive the suite of onboard amenities. The port logistics determine how the vessel needs to be shaped to allow for smooth boarding. However, there are also dozens of more criteria like the environmental footprint; an area where FSG has been an industry leader, since FSG has implemented state-of-the-art technologies in projects allowing the operator to protect the environment. Altogether, the variety of requirements lead inevitably to highly customized and fine-tuned solutions, which can be handled very well by our shipyard. The “W.B. Yeats” is a perfect example of how this cocktail of requirements was mixed in the best possible manner.“