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New 22M Ferry Design 'Offshore SeaCat 22'

We are excited to announce our new 22m high speed ferry design, currently under construction at SeaCat Ships. This brand new design was started from scratch and has been a massive undertaking involving a large amount of development work, in the hopes we can sell many more of this model in the future. The design brief from the owner was as follows:  A high performance, medium speed passenger catamaran that can operate as an inter-island transporter (of up to 150 passengers) at medium cruise speeds of 22-25 knots and with low horsepower and excellent fuel economy. The vessel must also be strong enough to operate in offshore conditions with excellent sea keeping. The overall objective is to keep it as simple and economical as possible with a total build which is very cost effective. 

Progress photos above

To meet the brief, we looked back through our design portfolio and decided to go with a new, more modernised version of 'Whitsunday Express' (designed in 1997). This vessel has proven the test of time and is still operational and in the early days given the task of the rescue boat for the Whitsunday Islands, when the seas became too big or in a tropical storm or cyclone. We upgraded the scantlings for Lloyds SSC Code 150Nautical Miles/NSCV 1B standard to increase the tunnel height and plumbed up the bow a bit to increase the waterline length. 

 

The design will be suitable for offshore services and will run smoothly in rough conditions, thanks to the deep vee hulls and aero foil mini keels (which give great tracking in following seas). We have also utilized new technology in the aluminium construction, which is top secret.

 

   Features Include:

This vessel is being designed to Australian NSCV Class 1B (Operating up to 150 NM offshore) The design and construction can be completed to Lloyds, BV, or USCG, depending on the owners’ requirements.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Name of Vessel:

Seacat Express 22

Type of Vessel:

Ferry/Tourist CATAMARAN

Survey Standard:

NSCV 1B

Home Port:

Australia

Owner:

TBA

Owner Contact

TBA

Operator

TBA

Designer:

Sea Speed Designs

CAD Software:

MAXSURF

Builder:

Sea Cat Ships

Hull Construction

ALUMINIUM

Superstructure

ALUMINIUM

Deck Construction

ALUMINIUM

Length Overall:

22.10M

Length Waterline:

20.85M

Length bp.:

21.70M

Beam:

7.00M

Draught:

1.75M

Depth:

2.26M

Displacement:

45 TONNE

Tonnage/s:

135 GRT

Main Engine/s:

2 X John Deere

(model/power)

650@2100rpm

Gearbox/s:

ZF 500-1A

Propulsion:

Prop/Shaft

Maximum Speed:

26-27 KN loaded

Cruising Speed:

22-25 KNOTS

Bollard Pull:

-

Generator/s:

1 X Zenith 35 KVA

Shaft Auxiliary

NIL

Air Conditioning:

Diacon Split System

Steering System:

Electric Hydraulic

 

 

Electronics Supplied By:

Ultimate Marine Systems

Electronics Installed

Sea Cat Ships

Depth Sounder/s:

 

Radio/s:

ICOM 330

Sonar:

Simrad

Satcom:

-

Autopilot:

A2004

Compass/es:

Ritchie

Weatherfax:

-

GMDSS:

-

GPS:

Simrad

Plotters:

Simrad

Sound System:

Fusion

Video System:

Samsong

Other Electronics:

CCTV & DVR

Electrical By:

PDME Electrical

Electrics installed by:

Palm Electrical

Anchor Winch

Muir 240 V Winch

Tank Gauges:

ITIM

Deck Equipment:

Other Equipment Installed:

Alarm System/s:

Systems Advantage (Sea Fire)

Paints/Coatings:

Jotun marine

Windows:

Toughened Safety Glass

Seating:

Fabricated Aluminium

Flooring/Deck Surface Finishes:

Marine Carpet

NON SKID

Interior Fitout/Furnishings:

Aluminium Panels &Ceiling

Lights:

LED

Anchors:

1 X 82 KG

Liferaft/s:

3 x 50 Man

Lifeboat/s:

-

Rescue Boat/s:

Hold Capacity:

-

Sullage Capacity:

1 x 500 LTR

Water Ballast:

-

Fuel Capacity:

2 X 3500LTR

Fuel Consumption:

TBA

Freshwater Capacity:

1 x 500 LTR

Crew:

3

Passengers:

150 Passengers

Range:

500 NM @ 20KN

Vehicles:

-

Type of operation Envisaged:

TOURIST, FERRY,

Operational Area:

Australia

Date of Delivery:

3rd quarter 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Sea Speed Pty Ltd. P.O. BOX 773 Aspley 4034, Brisbane Australia

Phone Int 668 04406355

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Sea Speed Pty Ltd.

P.O. BOX 773 Aspley 4034, Brisbane Australia

Phone +61 7 3862 9988

Fax +61 7 3862 9488

Mobile Paul 0417 770 769

Email SeaSpeedDesign
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