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19 December 2012

Article from Maritime Reporter

Danish Naval Architecture Firm KNUD E. HANSEN behind the Basic Design of new Double end ferry delivered by Hvide Sande Skibs- og Baadbyggeri.

On the 14th of November 2012, Hvide Sande Skibs- & Baadbyggeri delivered a 50m ferry to Swedish domestic ferry company Ven-Trafiken. The vessels, which name is Uraniborg, will be operating between Landskrona in Sweden and the Swedish island Hven in the Øresund.

KNUD E. HANSEN has been responsible for the Basic Design of the new vessels for the Danish shipyard Hvide Sande Skibe- & Baadbyggeri, including: Class drawings, general design of hull, stability and outfitting, machinery systems arrangement and other documentation.


The vessel has been designed as a double-end passenger ferry and will be carrying trucks, cars and bicycles. Main deck is arranged for easy access for pedestrians and bicycles, and the vessel can carry up to 394 passengers and up to 14 cars or 2 trailers and 7 cars.

The vessel has also two engine rooms, one located in each end. The two high efficiency azimuth thrusters, one at each end of the vessel, have contra rotating double screw fixed pitch propeller directly driven by a high speed diesel engine. The Vessel has therefore excellent maneuverability for easy maneuvering in and out of port.


  • Length, overall 49.95 m
  • Length, between perpendiculars 45.77 m
  • Breadth, moulded 12.00 m
  • Depth, moulded 4.40 m
  • Design draught, moulded 2,85 m
  • Deadweight at design draught 160 t
  • Passangers 394
  • Speed 11.5 knots


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Basic Design double ended vessel Uraniborg
Double-ended ferry
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  • Vessel name: Uraniborg
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