The “Terevau Piti” is a ferry (to carry passengers and freight vehicles), which has now gone into in operation in French Polynesia. , is 78 meters long by 17 meters in the beam, and is designed to accommodate 700 passengers, as well as having 500 lane meters of space for freight vehicles. Commissioned by SNGV 2 Moorea, a ferry operator based in Papeete, it will substantially enhance the company’s potential to carry tourists and goods between Tahiti and other islands in the archipelago, including Bora Bora.
The ferry was built on the slipways at Astilleros Armón in Vigo. Oliver Design took charge of designing and outfitting out the 2,000 square metres of interiors and exterior terraces for passengers and crew. The work took nine months to complete, concluding in March 2021, and included outfitting work on four decks: the engine control room, changing room, workshops, laundry, and six twin cabins on the lower deck; the bridge on the upper deck; and on the two intermediary decks, the passenger access areas and aft lounge with a 150-seat terrace, plus four officers’ cabins, crew’s mess, VIP lounge with bar and terrace and two cabins, as well as another 190-seater passenger terrace. The work by the Spanish naval design firm features maximum passenger comfort and a local design style.