Incat Takes Top Honors At Cruise & Ferry

Incat. a leading builder of high-speed ships, went on to win both categories for which it was nominated at this year's Cruise+Ferry Awards in London.

Recognizing initiatives in design work, safety, environment protection, technology, and shipboard services, organizers Lloyd's List Events shortlisted 41 finalists for the 11 awards. The nominees were chosen by a range of judges from the International Maritime Organization, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the Maritime Hotel Academy.

Incat was the recipient of the Most Significant Newbuild - Ferry award, which is given to the owner and builder of the vessel voted by the panel of judges to have made the most significant impact on the industry as a whole. This may be due to a combination of factors such as speed, capacity, range and size, design or other factors at the discretion of the judges.

The award crowned Incat's 315-ft. (96-m) Evolution 10 as the most important new fast ferry for the most significant impact on the industry as a whole. Incat, in conjunction with Maritime Dynamics Inc., then went on to win the award for technical development for the Retractable T-foil, described by one of the judges as "an impressive piece of kit." Incat also picked up the award for Best Technical Development, which recognizes the supplier/manufacturer whose service or product is judged by the Panel to have made the most significant technical contribution to a cruise vessel, ferry or fast ferry.

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