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  • VESSEL TYPE: Ferries and RoPAX
  • VESSEL Name: Matalik, 500 GT SOLAS Passenger Vessel for Tokelau
Scope of work

Concept and Basic Design, including:

  • CFD Lines optimisation
  • Seakeeping prediction
  • Noise and Vibration prediction
  • HVAC Design
  • EEDI calculation
Project specification

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The vessel, which is the only means of getting to and from the atolls, will be the first purpose built SOLAS passenger ship serving Tokelau, carrying up to 60 passengers in addition to 50 tonnes of cargo and supplies. With a design speed of 11.50 knots, the 270 nm voyage between Tokelau and Apia, Samoa, will take just under 24 hours. A crane for loading/unloading cargo is also provided. Considering the sea conditions, and the length of the voyage, passenger comfort is a high priority for the design. Vessel accelerations for the passengers are being minimized by placing the accommodation aft, and Lloyd’s Register PCAC (Passenger and Crew Comfort) notation is being used as a design criteria.

Environmental considerations are also high on the agenda, in keeping with the impressive green credentials of Tokelau, who is the world’s first solar powered country. Battery banks will provide electrical power for essential services including air conditioning during hours of darkness.

Sail assistance is also being investigated.


Length o.a. 43.50 m
Length p.p. 38.56 m
Breadth moulded 9.90 m
Depth to main deck 4.10 m
Draught (design) 2.60 m
Deadweight 185 t
No. of passengers 60 pax
No. of crew 12 pers
24 bunk beds, 16 reclining seats
5 ten foot container units, including 2 reefer units
Service (85 % MCR) 11.50 kn

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