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GBK Express 1

GBK Express 1


This Austal-built 65 metre catamaran was delivered in June 2008 to serve coastal marine transport networks. Vessel is now available for sale, as is/where is on a fairly prompt basis, Busan, South Korea.


The original specification required the craft to be fast, yet carry a high payload of vehicles for her size. On trials she achieved a record speed of 55.9kt, making her the fastest diesel-powered passenger ferry in commercial service at that time.

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Vehicle-Passenger High Speed Catamaran
Austal, Australia, 2008

LR +1A1 HSLC R2 (R3 Oman) Passenger Car Ferry B E0 IMO HSC 2000


64.80 m
16.50 m
6.20 m

2.06 m
449 pax

40 cars
45 knots approx @ 90% MCR

4 x MTU 20V 1163 TB73L 6,500 kW each @ 1,230rpm
4 x Kamewa 90 S11waterjets

6,200 ltr/hr @ 90% MCR

Power is provided by four MTU 20 cylinder 1163 series diesel engines, each producing 6,500kW with 4 × Reintjes gearboxes and driving Rolls-Royce/Kamewa waterjets.


The 65 metre vessel can accommodate 449 passengers and 12 crew members.


The vehicle deck aft is designed to take axle loads of 9t or 12t (dual wheel). The rest of the main deck has a design maximum axle load of 3t (single wheel). Car deck clear height is 3.10 metres. Open air aft for higher vehicles

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