Irish Ferries €114M New Flagship gets Kilkenny Beer Coolers. This week equipment departed our Kilkenny manufacturing plant bound for Germany for installation on the WB Yeats, Irish Ferries brand new flagship, which cost a reported €145M.
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Irish Ferries €114M New Flagship gets Kilkenny Beer Coolers
Irish Ferries newest vessel, the WB Yeats will enter service in summer 2018 and it will have space for 1,885 passengers and crew, 1,200 cars and 440 cabins including luxury suites with private balconies.
The ship will also have á la carte and self-service restaurants, cinemas, a shopping centre, a choice of bars and lounges. Keeping the beer cool and fresh will be Kilkenny Beer Cooling Systems.
Passenger facilities spread over four decks are set to include bars, restaurants (both á la carte and self-service options), cinemas, shops, onboard facilities for pets and dedicated lounge areas for Club Class passengers and freight drivers.
435 cabins will include suites with their own private external balconies (a first for the fleet), along with deluxe and standard class accommodation.
A dedicated car deck will have capacity for 300 cars, and the ship will also have a capacity for 2,800 lane metres of freight (165 freight vehicles).
Irish Ferries New Catamaran Installation
Kilkenny Beer Coolers were also selected for another Irish Ferries new arrival – a catamaran recently acquired to replace their high speed ‘Dublin Swift’.
Earlier this month, Kilkenny Coolers and coldrooms left for the iconic Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast where they were installed on the refitted vessel.
Irish Ferries’ MV Ulysses, which launched in 2000, is similar in scale, but carries up to 2,000 passengers, 1,342 cars and 240 trucks.
“We are all absolutely delighted that once again Kilkenny Beer Coolers have been chosen for Irish Ferries. We have already have installed coolers on several notable ships, Including the Ulysses and their most recent catamaran aquisition.
Kilkenny Beer Coolers work great in the marine environment due to the stainless constructions and the high build quality means they are ideally suited to a tough life at sea.” We’re
– John Smee – Engineer, Kilkenny Cooling Systems