The Kerinci was the prototype of a series of passenger ships that were built by MEYER WERFT in the 80ties. The shipyard’s specialists have constructed her especially for the operation in tropical waters. She succeeded in an international tender against well-known competitors.
The 14.000 gt ship was named after a region on the island of Sumatra where the country’s highest volcano, having the same name, is located.
The Kerinci was delivered to the insular state in 1983. Three more ships followed in 1984 and 1985 – it was the first time again after more than 30 years that a regular ferry service was established between the islands. In the following years up to 2008, an additional 20 ships were constructed for Indonesia on MEYER WERFT.
Main Characteristics of the Kerinci