Details and Specifications of Quick Cat (This design is available for construction)

This 17m Whale Watching Cat was launched in July 2003 and is now operating in Hervey Bay Queensland. Custom designed to meet the owners specifications, using a combination of the owners many years experience in the Whale Watching industry and innovation by the designer Paul Birgan. In trials she exceeded her predicted speed by two knots and is proving a very successful vessel.

The vessel is powered by twin 430 hp Cummins engines with a top speed of over 26 knots carrying 80 passengers and 5 crew.

During the whale watching season the vessel does two trips per day and in the off season the catamaran operates as a passenger ferry between Harvey Bay and Frazer Island.

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Click here to read about the innovative design allowing wheelchair access on Quick Cat.


Length Overall 17.4 m
Beam 6.5 m
Draught 1.35 m
Displacement, full load  35 T
Maximum speed 26 kt
Operational speed 22 kt
Passengers  80
Fuel capacity 2 x 1000 litres
Water capacity 1 x 4000 litres
Propulsion 2 x 230 kw Cummins

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