Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort is pleased to officially launch their long awaited $5m dollar Wave Piercer.
The 40 metre 'Tangalooma Jet' was built in Cairns in 1991. A sixteen day voyage from Japan via Saipan and New Ireland saw the arrival of the vessel in Brisbane in July 2001. The $1 million vessel now transfers up to 350 passengers to Moreton Island in unsurpassed speed and comfort.
Tangalooma intend to utilise the vessel for both Houseguest and Day Visitor transfers in addition to the commencement of a seven day Whale Watch operation for this Whale Watch Season having successfully operated cruises six days per week since 1992.
Complementing the in-service 'Tangalooma Flyer", the total capacity in terms of launch transfer seats to the Resort has now been increased to 650 allowing for greater expansion in house guest numbers for the future.
Please find following relevant information regarding the Catamaran that may be of assistance.
Type of Vessel Catamaran Passenger Ferry
Tonnage GRT 285 tons
Top Speed 27 Kts Laden
Service Speed 25 Kts Laden at 85% MCR
Passenger Capacity 350 pax
Crew Capacity 3 x Bridge Crew + cabin/deck crew
Built Aug 1991
Designer Incat Designs - Sydney
Main engines 2 x Detroit 16v 149 Ti
HP 2 x 1925 Hp (1435 Kw)
Fuel Consumption 650 L/Hr
Auxiliary 2 x Hino W06
Generator 2 x Stamford 100 Kva, 200v, 3 ph, 60 htz
Fuel Capacity 3500 L
Water Capacity 3500 L
Additional Capacity Normal operating fuel tanks 2 4500 L
Long range fuel tanks 26 000 L
Navigation Equipment G.P.S. Plotter
Furuno 72 n mile Radar
H.F. & V.H.F Radios
Special Extras Sony Projector and Screen (drop down from celling)
Kitchen/Gallery Walk in Cold Room
2 x Hot Plates