Economy

TYPE OF SHIP (PASSENGER FERRY) TAF VIII-4 SHIP WITH DIESEL MOTOR

No. of seats 15 (14 paying) 15 approx.
Engine capacity                                 700 PS          514 kW
Weight unloaded                              6,500 kg         14,450 lbs
Weight 14 passengers + driver       1,500 kg           3,330 lbs
Weight fully loaded                           8,000 kg         17,780 lbs

Speed in harbor:                                    15 km/h        8.1 kn       15 km/h       8.1 kn
Lift-off speed                                          80 km/h      43.2 kn        ———
Cruising speed                                     185 km/h      100 kn       25 km/h      13.5 kn
Flying height                                          0.9 m               3 ft          ———

Fuel consumption, fully loaded 25 lt. per 100 km CHECK!! (miles per gallon)
Tank capacity                                    400 lt.         105 US gallons
Range                                            1,600 km       990 miles
Fuel price                                      € 1.30 per liter         CHECK!!
Fuel costs for distance                 € 52
Service and repairs for distance   € 50                         CHECK!!
Total operating costs for distance € 102
before personnel costs, depreciation and interest

Basic assumptions for cost calculation:
Rostock/Germany                      Ferry Fare           FF-Fare
to Trelleborg/Sweden
Distance                                        160 km (86 NM)
Passenger fare per person           € 52                   € 98
Travelling time                                  90 minutes        90 minutes 7 hours 30 minutes
(including travelling time in harbor and docking)
Proceeds per trip                          € 728                 € 1372
Profit per trip                                 € 626                 € 1270
8 trips per day possible
– Σprofit approx.                           € 5,000              € 10,000
With 90% availability                    €1,600,000        €3,200,000
(320 days per annum)

Economic data, specially that on transport economy, improves in proportion to the size of the individual “Flairliner”. The following sizes are now at the planning stage:

• 15-seater
• 20-seater
• 32-seater
• 60-seater
• 80-seater
• 135-seater
• 200-seater

… and even larger.

Maintenance and Service

Flairboats or Flairliners show little wear and tear and are easy to maintain. The jetty for the passengers to board the Flairboats can be relatively simple in design.

We shall be happy to advise you on the following aspects:
• cost comparison calculation
• maintenance
• service

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