Bintan (ANTARA News) - To support sea transportation, especially for tourists to reach Lagoi resort in Bintan regency, Bintan Resort Pte Ltd (BRF) added two ferry boats to serve the Singapore-Lagoi route in Riau Islands.
"The new ferry boat is fitted with sophisticated technology, and has a cruising speed of 37 knots, so that the Lagoi-Singapore distance could be covered in 45 minutes," spokesperson for Bintan Resort Cakrawala Lidia said Monday.
The two new ferry boats, dubbed Wan Seri Beni and Wan Sendari. are 9 knots faster the the old ones, which could sail at a speed of only 28 knots.
The two ferry boats were built by Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, and were equipped with the latest technology of cutting through high waves and stabilizers for rough seas.
Lidia said each of the new vessels has seats for 300 passengers, which include 243 economy class seats.
Since it operated in 1994, BRF had ferried 3.6 million foreign tourists to Bintan.
Last year almost 400,000 tourists came to Bintan Resorts. (*)