The “Eleanor Roosevelt”, a new Baleària ferry innovative and sustainable which is now in service on the route between Denia (Alicante) and the Balearic ports of Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. It is the world’s first fast ferry to be powered by natural gas engines, substantially reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. With a catamaran hull built entirely in aluminium, the large vessel (123 meters long by 28 meters in the beam), can accommodate 1,200 passengers and 1,900 lane metres of freight vehicles.
Oliver Design’s contribution consisted of designing and fitting out more than 2,200 square metres of interiors. The work was completed in just nine months –from July 2020 to March 2021– at Astilleros Armón in Gijón. The contract also extended to the main crew and passenger quarters: bridge, office, laundry, lounge and cabins for the crew; and for passengers, a reception area, three large lounges (seating 310, 600 and 290 people respectively) a VIP lounge, self-service canteen, crèche and a large terracewith a bar and a fibreglass replica of a gastro-van.