Adriatic Express


32 metre High speed catamaran available for sale


As broker, Maatsuyker is pleased to offer for sale Adriatic Express, a 32 metre fast passenger catamaran, EU flagged and IACS classed (CRS) Cat A HSC .


Designed and built in the United Kingdom by FBM Marine in 1999 this stylish ferry has been owned until March 2019 by the Red Funnel Group and operated from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. For new Owners she has completed a highly successful inaugural season and is now for sale in line with expansion plans.


With a service speed of 35 knots Adriatic Express accommodates 173 passengers in a spacious, air conditioned passenger cabin with leather seats and video. Tinted windows provide passengers with excellent all round visibility.

Prior to entering service in the Adriatic, the current Owners carried out significant service checks and

upgrades to ship systems. This comprised the installation of new equipment, including a brand new

propulsion drive control system, two lightweight passenger ramps, sanitary facilities and safety appliances, making the vessel fully self-sufficient to operate independently of terminal facilities.

Built to a “Solent Design” the Adriatic Express’ slender twin hulls deliver low wash/wake making her

entirely suitable for operation in environmentally sensitive areas. On builder’s trials, wash height at a

distance of 93 metres was 38 cm. For service in areas of high traffic and confined docks the craft is also

highly manoeuvrable. On builder’s trials the turning circle time to port or starboard was 73 seconds while

an emergency stop at 35 knots was achieved in 20 seconds at a distance of some 111 metres.

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