High speed vehicle-passenger catamaran for sale


With demand for medium-sized high quality fast ferries at a peak, Maatsuyker is pleased to present a unique opportunity to acquire an Incat 85 metre high speed ro-pax catamaran.


Built by Incat Tasmania in 2015, the acclaimed Akane is a superbly comfortable craft being built for operations in seas of up to 5 metres SWH.  


Akane has capacity for 692 persons (passengers and crew) on a single passenger level and the vehicle deck can carry a combination of trucks and cars or, in car only mode, with the nine hoistable mezzanine decks used, it will carry 151 cars.

Car drivers and their passengers enter the passenger space via an elevator, or two forward internal staircases; one a more traditional staircase, the other a sweeping spiral staircase from the vehicle deck to Tier 2. There are also all-weather stairs located aft port and starboard leading to the viewing area, a great spot for viewing the scenery or getting a breath of fresh air.

Walk-on passengers enter at the Tier 2 Passenger deck level via doors port or starboard. The passenger level offers tourist and business class seating in forward, midship and aft lounge areas decorated with an under-the-sea theme. Custom designed wool carpet features seahorses, fish and aquatic plant life, wall panels and signage continue the marine theme. Beurteaux Ocean Club seating in the aft and midship lounges are in a range of colours reflecting the reds, orange, blues, teal and gold of the carpet design.

The forward executive lounge offers 180 degree panoramic views, sumptuous beige leather seating and two intimate lounge areas. The central amenities section of the superstructure divides the passenger cabin, with port and starboard seating sections. Moving aft is the main passenger area and outdoor viewing deck.

The vessel’s interior fitout includes a shop and information desk, first aid room, children’s play area, and pet room. Galley and crew rooms are also installed mid-ship. Reverse cycle heat pumps ensure all passenger and crew areas are maintained at comfortable temperatures throughout the year.

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Vehicle-Passenger High Speed Catamaran
Incat Tasmania, Australia, 2015



85.2 m
26.2 m

672 pax

151 cars @ 4.5m long x 2.3m wide, or up to 330 truck lane metres
40 knots at 200 tonnes dwt, 37 knots at 470 tonnes dwt
4 x Caterpillar C280-16 marine diesel engines, each rated @ 5650kW at 100% MCR.
4 x Wärtsilä LJX 1100 SR waterjets

2 x 50,000 litres main tanks.

Vehicle Decks

The nine hydraulically operated mezzanine decks provide flexibility to cater for a full tourist load of passenger cars at peak times or to carry trucks, vans and cargo loads as required. The vehicle deck has 13 tonne axle load (single axle dual wheel) in the truck areas of 4.6 metres clear height and 2 tonne axle load on the remainder of the vehicle deck and 0.8 tonne (single axle single wheel) on the mezzanine decks. Cars and trucks access the vessel using two folding ramps over the stern.


The high speed wave piercing catamaran is powered by four resiliently mounted Caterpillar C280-16 marine diesel engines rated at 5650 kW each at 100% MCR. 

The engines drive four transom mounted steerable Wartsila LJX 1100 SR waterjets via four Reintjes VLJ 6831 gearboxes.

All four waterjets are configured for steering and reverse and are fitted with outboard hydraulic steering and reverse actuators. Flexible couplings are fitted between engines and gearboxes and Wartsila shafting from gearbox to waterjet.

Akane has four Caterpillar C9 marine diesel generators rated at 250eKw each, 440V 60 HZ, 3 phase, 4 wire distribution with neutral earth allowing 256 V single phase and transformers to supply 100V domestic appliances. 

Speed and seakeeping 

During the course of newbuild trials, the craft achieved over 37 knots loaded with 470 tonnes of deadweight.

Enhancing the vessel’s already excellent sea keeping qualities is a Naiad/Incat Ride Control System, consisting of transom mounted trim tabs and a retractable T-foil fitted at the aft end of the centre bow. 

In this tight market this is excellent opportunity to acquire an outstanding Incat 85 metre high speed  catamaran. Inspection can be arranged through our office and we can guide on price for named Buyers.

All details provided in good faith, without guarantee.