SeaCat Ships are proud to announce the successful completion of “Calypso X11” built at our shipyard in the heart of Asia, Pattaya Thailand. Calypso X11 is a bespoke 26 metre aluminium dive catamaran built for Calypso Reef Charters in Port Douglas Australia. The vessel has been shipped by deck cargo to Cairns direct from Sattahip port just one hour drive from our shipyard.
Fully equipped with the latest technology to cater for it’s 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.
After completing sea trials, the results for Calypso X11 have been fantastic and exceeded far beyond expectations. A high cruising speed was reached at low RPM, running trim was perfect, plus the hull gave off a relatively low wash. She is powered by twin MTU/Detroit Series 60 (740hp) engines with a top speed of 26-27. Her operating speed is estimated to be around 22-23 knots cruise @ 70% load with amazing total fuel burn of around 180ltr/hr and 140ltr/hr 20 knots.
Built in accordance with the NSCV (AMSA), Class 1C 125 divers plus 5 crew criteria with the structure 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