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MAY 13

Volume 8,

Number 8.  





Welcome to the EIGHTH issue of our newsletter. This is supplied to our valued customers to keep you informed.






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 “Performance by  Design”


3. 2. 1. Launching –first “Fastcat 18”

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The first of the Sea Speed designed 18 Metre High Speed “FastCats” is close to launching. The FastCat hull form has been very successful over the years for high speed applications in the 30-40 knot range.


 Powered by twin MTU 8 V 2000M72 (2 x 965hp) engines and through conventional prop/shaft propulsion system the expected top speed is over  35 knots with a cruising speed well over 30 knots. The design incorporates the Sea Speed "Mini keels" matched with the deep vee hard chine hulls will give excellent sea keeping. These cat’s were specifically designed to operate in large seas and wave conditions at high speeds, they will carry VIP day trippers 50 Nautical Miles each way every day out to the pristine islands off  Phuket,

 Thailand once out there they will utilize hydraulic dive plat forms from the aft’ deck."Sea Speed Design" supplied the complete design and also the complete CKD aluminium router cut Kit and it worked out really well for the builder. Each time a Kit is completed and built more parts can be included in the next one.

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This sleek new design is completed to a super-high standard of appointment by the Australian and Thai team at “Gold Coast Ships Thailand” (GCS) The vessel is fully faired and painted with Alwgrip paint system for a mirror finish. GCS have available floor space for immediate start; inspection is welcome, call Paul on 66804406355.