Calypso Blue, is a "state of the art" new design built by Gold Coast Ships Ltd, Thailand. Again the performance of this new 21 Metre high-speed Aluminium Catamaran is outstanding and far better than our previous one - and the competitors. The design is based on ‘Bubbles’, which was launched late 2013. The hull is a fuel efficient semi-displacement hull which is proven in large seas and features high wing clearance, deep vee rounded chine hull forms and extra strong structure for extended life.
This version features walk around sides on the upper deck with large fwd and aft decks with lounge seating big enough for all passengers to lie down. The lower deck features a spacious air conditioned day cabin with side located galley, servery and refrigeration to allow for the service of lunch and refreshment during the cruise. The foredeck is the most popular section of the boat and is extremely large and has ample space for up to 40-50 passengers, and in this case plumb bow with nose cone.
Large fuel capacity matched with fuel efficient hulls give extended range capabilities for delivery voyages or in an accommodation version extended cruising time. The powering is via twin Detroit S60 Engines (499kw) and prop/shaft for a speed of 27-28 knots. The 25 knots full load operation speed was easily reached. Fuel consumption is amazing with 23-24knots cruising speed at 100ltrs /hr each engine and super economy speed of 20 knots from only at 65 ltrs/hr per side.
The design has been prepared in accordance with the NSCV (AMSA) Class 1C (96 divers plus 4 crew) criteria with Hull and Deckhouse to Lloyds Register SSC standard for offshore operations. The same design can be utilised as a ferry to carry 150 Passengers in coastal operations or over 200pax in partially smooth waters.
LOA: 19.98m Main Engines: 2 x 680hp S60 MTU
LWL: 19.98m Gearbox: Twin Disc
Beam: 8.00m Propulsion: BT Marine
Draft: 1.55m(loaded) Genset: Zennith 55kva
Fuel: 7000L Speed Max: 26 knots
Water: 800L Speed Cruise: 20-23 knots
Sullage: 800L Passenger Capacity: 100 (155 commuter)
Class: NSCV 1C/ LR SSC
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