Passenger Boat MS Rheinfantasie
The MS Rheinfantasie is a multifunctional day passenger and event boat operated by the German cruise company KD. The ship is a monohull, four-deck vessel with 1600 m² in enclosed areas and a 900 m² sundeck. At 85 metres in length, Rheinfantasie has a capacity for 1000 guests in her interior spaces, from restaurants to bars and the event room. Below deck are cabins to accommodate 31 crew members, all with their own sanitary unit. The vessel is designed for German inland temperatures, i.e., a maximum outdoor temperature of 32 degrees and inside temperature of 28 degrees with 50 percent relative humidity.
The three air handling units supply cold or warm air to all guests and staff. Designed for 100% fresh air, they are located outside on the top of the aft deck to save space inboard. As the cruise ship does not sail during winter, we designed the heating system to work with 100% recirculation air to keep the ship at a constant five degrees during this period. Fifteen fans were used for mechanical ventilation, including closing devices & grills and weather
louvers. These fans were mainly used for the engine room, bowthruster room, sanitary, stores, etc. The crew accommodation is equipped with fan coil units and re-heaters for independent room temperature control.