Kilimanjaro VI, as her name suggests is the sixth vessel built by RDM for Tanzanian operators Azam Marine’s subsidiary – KFF Marine Services LTD.
She is an Incat Crowther design and represents the developmental evolution that has taken place over the past seven or so years since the first Kilimanjaro was built.
Kilimanjaro VI offers an extravagant level of comfort and luxury. Her ‘Royal Class’ area is of a similar standard to an Emirates First Class cabin and even the economy passengers on the main deck luxuriate in their comfortable Eknes seats. Passengers will be served by stewards from airline style food and beverage trolleys. The mid deck Royal and First Class passengers also get the benefit of their own entertainment monitor.
She is designed to carry up to 530 passengers on three decks and in four classes, Royal, First, Business and Economy. With this many passengers all carrying some form of luggage, on a 39 metre vessel, boarding and disembarkation efficiency is important. This is achieved with three hinged passenger boarding ramps and a dedicate ramp to serve the voluminous luggage room.
K VI will cruise at 29 – 30 knots powered by two Cummins QSK60 engines, producing 2500hp at 1900rpm. Propulsion is from two five blade Mikado propellers.