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Safe Affordable Ferry Design Competition

7th Annual International Student Design Competition

The 2019-2020 Design Competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry will be focused on designing a Ro-Pax ferry for the Winam Gulf region of Lake Victoria in Kenya. The service will connect the newly revived Port of Kisumu and the coastal terminal at Mbita and other ports. This service would supplement the new and fairly successful Globology passenger-only ferry service, Waterbus East Africa.

Student teams that register between now and January 1, 2020, will be provided with the Terms of Reference for the competition. Entries are due on February 1, 2020. For questions kindly contact Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, executive director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association, at ferrysafety -at- gmail.com.

6th Annual International Student Design Competition

The 2018-2019 Design Competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry was focused on designing a passenger ferry for the Pasig River of Manila, Philippines as a linear urban ferry, an increasing popular type of ferry system in the progressively urbanizing world.


Winners of the 2018-2019 competition, from left to right: First Place, Vinoth Jawahar, Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University, Singapore; Second Place, Gustavo Gomez Hernandez, Veracruz University, Mexico; Third Place, Yao Yo, Shanghai Maritime University; Third Place, Sasmita Adi Nugraha, Surabaya ITS, Surabaya Indonesia; and Roberta Weisbrod, Executive Director, WFSA.

2019 Awardees designs:

  • First Prize: M/V Pasig Express, Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University. Team Members: Vinoth Jawahar, Qi Miao, Daniel Sukartio. Faculty Advisors: Dr Ivan CK Tam, Dr Abdul Hannan
  • Second Prize: Passenger Ferry Jarocho, Universidad Veracruzana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Sciences. Team Members: Gustavo Gomez Hernandez, Jesus Isaac Valdez Gayosso, Cesar Martin Escobedo Leon, Luis Andres Sanchez Garrido. Faculty Advisors: MAE. Edna D. Rosas Huerta, MAE. José Hernández Hernández, PhD, Mariano A. Hernández Contreras
  • Third Prize: Molly, Shanghai Maritime University. Captain: Li Qian Wen; Team Members: Yao Yi, Huang Chao Chun, Jia De Zheng, Wu Dong Hao
  • Third Prize: M/V Aquilla, Department of Marine Engineering, Faculty of Marine Technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember. Nawasena ITS Team.

 

Earlier Competitions

Results of the 2017-2018 Design Competition

The Fifth Design Competition for a Safe and Affordable Ferry was focused on designing a passenger ferry for the Singapore Strait between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

First Prize: Singapore Collaborative Team
Abstract of the first prize winners' proposal.

Second Prize: Indonesia Team
Abstract of the second prize winners' proposal.
Third Prize: India Team
Abstract of the shared third prize winners' proposal.
Third Prize: Netherlands Team
Abstract of the shared third prize winners' proposal.

Results of the 2016-2017 Design Competition

For more information, see Winners of the 2016-2017 Ferry Design Competition.

Results of the 2015-2016 Design Competition

This year's challenge was to design a RoPax vessel for Indonesia, the fourth most populous nation in the world.

Results of 2014-2015 competition

Winning design for safe affordable ferry 2014
The winning design, 2014

Second Annual international student design competition results.

Results of 2013 Competition

Winners of the 2013 Design Competition.

UBC team, winners of the 2013 design competition Winning team from the University of British Columbia, Canada, 2013.
 
 
The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association is a not-for-profit dedicated to bringing innovation in training methods, as well as use of technology to provide notification for sudden hazardous weather, curb overloading, and enhance marine rescue technology. We encourage innovative new ideas in ferry safety and design. To that end WFSA is sponsoring a design competition for safe affordable ferries. The competition is open for registration now. Those interested, please contact us at info at ferrysafety dot org.