Fast Ferries

Launched in Thailand for local operators the new high speed aluminium catamara built by Gold Coast Ships Ltd has shown excellent results at sea trails in the Gulf of Thailand. It is the second vessel launched by GCS since moving to Thailand and if the results are any indication we will build many more in the future. The 12.3 x 4.3m metre Power Cat is powered by four (4) Suzuki 250 H.P. Four Stroke Outboard Engines giving a top speed of over 40 knots and a fully loaded speed of 38 knots with 35 passengers.


The sophisticated fuel system includes 3 off 200 ltr aluminium fabricated separate fuel tanks for each hull giving a range of over 300 Nautical Miles at 25 knots. The fuel tanks are situated below deck in a fully ventilated compartment with Vetus vents, fans and stainless steel grills. The compartments have vapour detectors with alarms at the helm.


This new power cat is a charter vessel set up to do day trips in coastal water operations. The seating is custom made by Gold Coast Ships Ltd to a new design and are fully fabricated bench type with locally quality made cushions, tray, table and hand rests. The seating is configured in a back to back arrangement with lightweight honeycomb tables between them allowing for dining in comfort during rough trips. The deck layout also has a small galley forward and large central table midships aft'. Walk thru forward door to bow also for easy access.


The aft' deck has a fold down platform which can be used for both beach landing and as a snorkeling/dive platform at sea. The platform is attached to a fixed platform which extends out past the outboards. This is complemented by three fresh water shower units, one overhead plus one recessed units each side. Beside the platform is an aft' toilet and washroom compartment which is full size, which is a nice change from the cramped set ups of similar vessels of this size.


On board white goods include flat screen T.V.s with live streaming GPS navigation and DVD entertainment plus stereo sound system and Bosch speakers. Also a 4 stage CCTV system for safety and security reasons.


Speed, comfort, fuel economy and operational options such as day cruise, dive boat, evening cruise, party boat, ferry, etc all add to the perfect large outboard driven catamaran.


Also ideal for government patrol work due to the high speed and shallow draft capability.

 

Specifications:


LOA:  12.3m                                Main Engines: 4 x Susuki 250hp (Optional 2 x 300hp)

LWL:  11.5m                                Fuel Burn: 80LPH @ 20 knots

Beam: 4.36m                                                  130LPH @ 28 knots

Draft:  0.55                                  Ac Power: Victron 3kw

Fuel:   1200L                               Speed Max: 40 knots (light)

Water:  200L                               Speed Cruise: 28-30 knots

Sullage:  120L                            Passenger Capacity: 30-40

Class: USL/NSCV 1E                 Tonnage: 46GRT


Email for more details: info@goldcoastships.com              


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12- 14M Water Taxis

Up to 40 passengers !

Gold Coast Ships Ltd

Our new range of 12-14m water taxis are based on the most efficient hulls forms in the world. You will save on operational costs using our new designs. Our 12m outboard powered taxi can seat up to 40 passengers and powered with twin outboards or quad outboards or 2 x diesel inboards - these vessels will impress and build price will impress too.

We also have a 14m version that carries 50 passengers with outboard engines - ideal island resort fast ferry for very low build cost.

Proven hull - please ask us for further information and pricing. Gold Coast Ships will guarantee the lowest price on water taxis.