Sunflower Furano is modern ferry, built by Isogo Works of Japanese Yokohama Shipyard in April 2017. The ship is implementing the most modern technologies of marine engineering and shipbuilding, having improved propulsion power and optimized design to carry 590 passengers, as well as 160 trucks and 100 passenger cars. The ferry Sunflower Furano has overall length of 199.70 m, moulded beam of 27.20 m and maximum draft of 6.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 7,000 DWT and the gross tonnage is 13,816 GRT. The ferry features with great variety of cabins, such as suite rooms, premium rooms with a balcony, barrier-free rooms, and private rooms allowing pets, etc. In the public spaces, various facilities are arranged such as the promenade with partially open deck, grand bathrooms with sauna, dog run spaces and many more attractions for the passengers.
The engineering of the ferry Sunflower Furano is reliable and highly efficient. The vessel can achieve higher propulsive performance with the newly developed hull form and energy saving technologies such as contra-rotating propellers (CRPs). The vessel has a hybrid propulsion system that drives the CRPs by main engines and/or electric motors. Under normal seagoing, the CRP is driven by two main engines with lower fuel consumption. The hybrid propulsion system is suitable for passenger/car ferries, which have priority not only in sea going operations but also in maneuvering in harbors. The ship features with hoigh efficiency of
The ferry Sunflower Furano will connect the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido via the Oarai-Tomakomai route. The ship is operating under the flag of Japan with IMO number 9761542, MMSI 431009293 and call sign 7JYL.
Sunflower Furano specification
Length: 199.70 m
Width: 27.20 m
Draft: 6.50 m
Deadweight: 7,000 DWT
Gross Tonnage: 13,816 GRT
Cars Capacity: 160 trucks and 100 passenger cars
Passenger Capacity: 590 passengers
Speed: 15.0 kts