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"Kaiala" New 18M Whale Watcher Design

 

18m Whale Watch Catamaran Design

 

Construction is now complete on the new 18M Whale Watcher named 'Kaiala' (which means welcome to the GoldCoast in the local aboriginal language) designed by our sister company. Kaiala was custom designed for Anthony and Keith Ahdern of “Whales in Paradise” This design is based on one of the previously proven hulls “Seacat 18” and adapted to suit the client’s special operational requirements, such as low air-draft of 4.3Metre (max) for passing under low bridges of "Surfers Paradise" and low draft of 1.4Metres with mini-keels for the shallow water operations of the Gold Coast broad-water. She is also able to ply in coastal operations with up to 130 passengers viewing whales off the Gold Coast of Australia where she will do three x three hour trips per day during the whale watch season which is around 5 months of the year. During the rest of the year she will do day trips to Morton and Stradbroke Island and special charter functions during the evenings.

 

 

The versatile nature of this operation called for a custom layout and special features:

 

Powered by twin 510 H.p. Cat C9 engines, the top speed at sea trials was 24-25 knots, burning a total of 196Ltres per hour, with a comfortable cruise speed of 20 knots burning around 130Ltrs per hour @ 70% load. The vessel was built by an Australian Thai Team to Australian NSCV code. The design was approved in Australia and a Surveyor inspected the vessel 4 times during the build, with a separate electrical surveyor signing off on the electrical installation and suppling components.

 

 

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

Name of Vessel:

"Kaiala"

Type of Vessel:

Whale Watcher

In Survey to:

NSCV 1C

Home Port:

Gold Coast AUSTRALIA

Owner:

Whale Warriors

Owner Contact

614011306223

Operator

Whales in Paradise

Designer:

Paul Birgan

CAD Software:

MAXSURF

Builder:

Australian Thai team

Hull Construction:

ALUMINIUM

Superstructure:

ALUMINIUM

Deck Construction:

ALUMINIUM

Length Overall:

18.21M

Length Waterline:

17.20M

Length bp.:

17.61M

Beam:

7.00M

Draught:

1.40M

Depth:

1.94M

Displacement:

TBA

Tonnage/s:

TBA

Main Engine/s:

2 X CAT C9

(no/make/model/power)

510 HP @ 2500 RPM

Gearbox/s:

ZF 286A 1.75 Ratio 1.75

Propulsion:

BP Marine (UK)

Maximum Speed

Speed:

25 KN LIGHT

23 KN LOAD

Cruising Speed:

22 KNS APPROX

Bollard Pull:

-

Generator/s:

INVERTS AND

FOR A.C.

Shaft Auxiliary Generator/s:

NIL

Side Thruster/s:

NIL

Steering System:

Hydrive/Manual

Hydraulic Equipment:

Ultimate Marine Power

 

 

Electronics Supplied By:

Ultimate Marine Power

Electronics Installed By:

GCS

Depth Sounder/s:

Simrad

Radio/s:

ICOM

Sonar:

4G

AIS:

GME/SIMRAD

Autopilot:

-

Compass/es:

Plostimo

Weatherfax:

-

GMDSS:

-

GPS:

Simrad

Plotters:

Simrad

Sound System:

Delsound with remote PA.

Video System:

Domestic

Other Electronics:

CCTV & DVR

(AXSPY)

Electrical By:

Bensen & Brown

Electrics installed by:

"Yes" Electrical

Capstan/Windlass:

Muir 4000

Tank Guages:

Sight Glasses

Deck Equipment:

250 SWL

DAVITS

Other Equipment

-

Alarm System/s:

Sea Fire

Paints/Coating          

Jotun (two pac)

Windows:

ALFAB

Seating:

Alum bench seats. Fabricated forward with Cushions.

Flooring/Deck Surface Finishes:

Marine CarpetMarine Carper plus Non Skid.

Interior Fitout/Furnishings:

Honeycomb ceilngs, Tables, Servery/Bar

1 X 2 door & 3door fridge, sink.

Lights:

LED

 

 

Anchors:

1 X 70 KG

Liferaft/s:

2 x 65Man RFD

Lifeboat/s:

-

Rescue Boat/s:

10Man Barefoot

Hold Capacity:

-

Sullage Capacity:

1 x 400 LTR

Water Ballast:

-

Fuel Capacity:

2 X 1300LTR

Fuel Consumption:

TBA/HR @ KN

TBA/HR @ KN

Freshwater Capacity:

1 x 400 LTR

Crew:

3

Passengers:

130 PERSONS

( 150 pax as ferry)

Range:

300 NM @ 20KN

Vehicles:

-

Type of operation Envisaged:

TOURIST, FERRY,

DIVE BOAT

Operational Area:

COASTAL

Date of Delivery:

July 26 2015

 

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Contact Information

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

Phone Int 668 04406355

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

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P.O. BOX 773 Aspley 4034, Brisbane Australia

Phone +61 7 3862 9988

Fax +61 7 3862 9488

Mobile Paul 0417 770 769

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