HSC Villum Clausen

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Villum Clausen (ship, 2000) IMO 9216250.JPG
Villum Clausen
Name: Villum Clausen
Owner: BornholmerFærgen
Port of registry: Denmark Rønne
Route: Rønne-Ystad
Ordered: 1999
Builder: Austal Ships, Perth, Australia
Yard number: 96
Laid down: April 2000
Launched: February 16, 2000[1]
Completed: March 2011
Maiden voyage: May 18, 2011
In service: June 22, 2011
Status: In service
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: Fast ferry
  • 6,402 GT
  • 1,921 NT
Displacement: 485 tons[1]
Length: 84 m (275 ft 7 in)
Beam: 25 m (82 ft 0 in)
Depth: 4 m (13 ft 1 in)
Decks: 4 (2 car decks / 2 passenger decks
Ramps: 1
Installed power: Two General Electric LM2500 gas turbines[2]
Propulsion: Four Rolls-Royce KaMeWa 112 SII waterjets[2]
Speed: 47.7 knots (88.3 km/h; 54.9 mph)[3]
  • 1,055 passengers
  • 215 cars
Crew: 30

The Villum Clausen is a fast passenger ferry which was built in 2000 by Austal Ships, Perth, Australia. It is currently in active service between Rønne (Bornholm in Denmark) and Ystad in Sweden.

Villum Clausen on the route Rønne - Ystad - Rønne

In the year 2000 it broke the world record of the fastest ferry.[3]

HSC Villum Clausen is named after Villum Clausen (1630–1679).

Fastest ferry in the world[edit]

On the way from the shipyard of Austal Ships in Australia to Rønne in Denmark the ferry had a top speed of 47.7 knots (88.3 km/h; 54.9 mph) and an average of 43.4 knots (80.4 km/h; 49.9 mph), and on February 16 and 17, 2000 it had reached 1063 sea miles within 24 hours, hereby setting the world record which was then written in the Guinness Book of Records.[3]

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