SeaCat Ships is proud to announce the suc-cessful completion of Calypso X11 built at its shipyard in the heart of Asia, Pattaya, Thai-land. Calypso X11 is a bespoke 26-metre aluminium dive catamaran built for Calypso Reef Charters in Port Douglas Australia.
After completing sea trials, the results for Calypso X11 were fantastic and far exceeded expectations. A high cruising speed was reached at low RPM, the running trim was perfect, plus the hull gave off a relatively low wash. She is powered by twin MTU/Detroit Series 60 engines (740hp) with a top speed of 26-27 knots. Her operating speed is estimated to be around 22-23 knots [email protected]% load with an amazing total fuel burn of around 180ltr/hr and 140ltr/hr 20 knots.
Built by SeaCat’s technically trained staff, the hull is a semi-displacement deep vee type and the plumb bow design (to maximize the waterline length) has maintained the measured length under 24metres LOA. She is very fuel efficient, cutting though the water with a great sea keeping motion. Her large fuel capacity matched with her fuel-ef-ficient hulls gives extended range capabilities for delivery voyages, or in an accommodation version, extended cruising time.
In keeping with the SeaCat moto – “redefending speed, comfort and affordability at sea” this version is one of the most spacious and comfortable vessels to date. Fea-turing walk around sides on the upper deck with large fwd and aft lounge decks. The lower deck features a spacious
air-conditioned day cabin with aft located galley, a servery and refrigeration. The foredeck is the most popular section of the boat and is extremely large with ample space and the capacity to hold up to 50 passengers.
Fully equipped with the latest technology to cater for its daily charter to the Great Barrier Reef, Calypso X11 has a Hydraulic (two-stage) dive platform for snorkelling and scuba diving. When the platform is lowered down it creates a dive stairwell for easy access and when it is lifted back up, it is clear of the water and allows for high speed cruising and tender support. The aft dive deck has four toilets including hot- and cold-water showers as well as wet-suit lockers.
The boat was built in accordance with the NSCV (AMSA), Class 1C for 125 divers plus 5 crew criteria with the structure adhering to Lloyds Register SSC standard for offshore operations. The same design can also be utilized as a ferry to carry 199 passengers in coastal operations.
For more information on Calypso X11, or to get in touch with the Team at SeaCat Ships, email them at [email protected] or keep an eye out for the company’s “new look” website launch-ing on the 1st of January.
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