A steel cruise ship is equipped with two electric propulsion units and controllable-pitch propellers that are designed to minimise ship vibrations and noise to deliver a premium-class voyage. Featuring a beautiful interior with a generous use of wood and terraces on all suites, architect Yasushi Horibe designed the cruise ship to be “a little hotel floating on the Seto Inland Sea”.
The name TESS means “Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship”. The hull form was developed to deliver the highest standards of propulsion, steering, stability and other performance parameters to match the needs of ship owners and the changing times. The ship has a reputation for being easy to handle, and has had the support from ship owners both at home and abroad for near 30 years.
KAMSARMAX got its name by meeting the 229-meter limit on ship length at the Port of Kamsar, a major bauxite shipping port in the Republic of Guinea on the west coast of Africa. In addition to an increased deadweight, this model was developed with dramatic improvements in vessel maneuverability, stability, fuel efficiency, and propulsion.