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Incat
IndustryShipbuilding
Founded1977
FounderBob Clifford
Headquarters
ProductsWave-piercing catamarans
OwnerBob Clifford
Websitewww.incat.com.au

Incat Tasmania is an Australian manufacturer of high-speed craft (HSC) catamaran ferries. Its greatest success has been with large, sea going passenger and vehicle ferries, but it has also built military transports and since 2015 it has built smaller river and bay ferries. Based in Derwent Park, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, it was founded by Bob Clifford.

The company builds vessels using aluminium construction, wave-piercing and water-jet technology. Vessels have been constructed up to 130 metres in length with a size of 13,000 gross tons and with cruising speeds of up to 58 knots (107 km/h).

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High-speed craft

High-speed craft

A high-speed craft (HSC) is a high-speed water vessel for civilian use, also called a fastcraft or fast ferry. The first high-speed craft were often hydrofoils or hovercraft, but in the 1990s catamaran and monohull designs become more popular and large hydrofoils and hovercraft are no longer built. Most high-speed craft serve as passenger ferries, but the largest catamarans and monohulls also carry cars, buses, large trucks and freight.

Catamaran

Catamaran

A catamaran is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size. It is a geometry-stabilized craft, deriving its stability from its wide beam, rather than from a ballasted keel as with a monohull boat. Catamarans typically have less hull volume, smaller displacement, and shallower draft (draught) than monohulls of comparable length. The two hulls combined also often have a smaller hydrodynamic resistance than comparable monohulls, requiring less propulsive power from either sails or motors. The catamaran's wider stance on the water can reduce both heeling and wave-induced motion, as compared with a monohull, and can give reduced wakes.

Derwent Park, Tasmania

Derwent Park, Tasmania

Derwent Park is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Glenorchy in the Hobart LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the town of Glenorchy. The 2016 census provides a population of 657 for the state suburb of Derwent Park. It is a suburb of Hobart.

Hobart

Hobart

Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Home to almost half of all Tasmanians, it is the least-populated Australian state capital city, and second-smallest if territories are taken into account, before Darwin, Northern Territory. Hobart is located in Tasmania's south-east on the estuary of the River Derwent, making it the most southern of Australia's capital cities. Its skyline is dominated by the 1,271-metre (4,170 ft) kunanyi/Mount Wellington, and its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world, with much of the city's waterfront consisting of reclaimed land. The metropolitan area is often referred to as Greater Hobart, to differentiate it from the City of Hobart, one of the five local government areas that cover the city. It has a mild maritime climate.

Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 kilometres (150 miles) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated from it by the Bass Strait, with the archipelago containing the southernmost point of the country. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 1000 islands. It is Australia's least populous state, with 569,825 residents as of December 2021. The state capital and largest city is Hobart, with around 40 percent of the population living in the Greater Hobart area.

Bob Clifford

Bob Clifford

Robert "Bob" Frederick Clifford AO,, and now living in Surrey, England, is an Australian shipbuilder, entrepreneur, and businessman, best known for his success in building his Incat catamaran building company into an international brand that sells wave piercing catamaran ferries all over the world including to the US military and many European ferry operators.

Gross tonnage

Gross tonnage

Gross tonnage is a nonlinear measure of a ship's overall internal volume. Gross tonnage is different from gross register tonnage. Neither gross tonnage nor gross register tonnage should be confused with measures of mass or weight such as deadweight tonnage or displacement.

Company history

Incat's Hobart Shipyard (to the right)
Incat's Hobart Shipyard (to the right)
The 99m wave piercing catamaran HSC Francisco, delivered by Incat in 2013: the world's fastest ship in commercial service
The 99m wave piercing catamaran HSC Francisco, delivered by Incat in 2013: the world's fastest ship in commercial service

The company began in the 1970s as the Sullivans Cove Ferry Company in suburban Hobart and built four small ferries before International Catamarans was formed in 1977 by a partnership between founder Bob Clifford and marine architect Philip Hercus. This partnership created plans for what was probably the first large wave piercing catamaran in the world. However the partnership was dissolved in 1988 with Clifford remaining in Hobart trading as Incat Tasmania while Hercus returned to Sydney to establish 'Incat Designs (Sydney),' a design-only company that became Incat Crowther after a merger in 2005. Incat Crowther has no association with Incat Tasmania and its ships are built by other companies. Incat Tasmania has its own in-house design company, Revolution Design.

In 1989 Incat Tasmania moved to its present location on Prince of Wales Bay which allowed it to build larger ships and in 1990 Incat delivered its first 74-metre fast catamaran ferry. At the same time, several other companies also began to build large aluminium vehicle carrying ferries. This new type of ship was revolutionary and over the next decade fast cats replaced most hydrofoil and hovercraft services as well as many monohull ferries. The success of this new type of ferry led to other shipbuilders around the world using their yards to build large vehicle carrying aluminium catamarans. However many ferry operators preferred traditional monohull designs and the limited market for fast cats became crowded with manufacturers bidding low to keep their shipyards working.

After the inevitable collapse of the industry, two builders of large catamaran ferries survived, Incat and its Perth based rival Austal. However Incat had needed to downsize and after a brief stint in receivership, the company continued building ferries and developing larger and more efficient designs. With diversification into smaller bay ferries in 2015 and the recovery of the market for large vehicle carrying ferries, Incat Tasmania's workforce expanded rapidly from 2015.

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Hobart

Hobart

Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Home to almost half of all Tasmanians, it is the least-populated Australian state capital city, and second-smallest if territories are taken into account, before Darwin, Northern Territory. Hobart is located in Tasmania's south-east on the estuary of the River Derwent, making it the most southern of Australia's capital cities. Its skyline is dominated by the 1,271-metre (4,170 ft) kunanyi/Mount Wellington, and its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world, with much of the city's waterfront consisting of reclaimed land. The metropolitan area is often referred to as Greater Hobart, to differentiate it from the City of Hobart, one of the five local government areas that cover the city. It has a mild maritime climate.

HSC Francisco

HSC Francisco

HSC Francisco is a high-speed catamaran built by Incat in Hobart, Tasmania. Powered by liquefied natural gas, she is currently the fastest passenger ship in service, reaching a speed of 58 knots. Propulsion is by two GE LM2500 gas turbines, coupled with two Wärtsilä water-jets.

Bob Clifford

Bob Clifford

Robert "Bob" Frederick Clifford AO,, and now living in Surrey, England, is an Australian shipbuilder, entrepreneur, and businessman, best known for his success in building his Incat catamaran building company into an international brand that sells wave piercing catamaran ferries all over the world including to the US military and many European ferry operators.

Philip Hercus

Philip Hercus

Philip Christian Hercus AO BSc was a naval architect and marine vessel designer in Sydney Australia.

Sydney

Sydney

Sydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales, and the most populous city in both Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Sydney Harbour and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, spread across 33 local government areas. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". The 2021 census recorded the population of Greater Sydney as 5,231,150, meaning the city is home to approximately 66% of the state's population. Nicknames of the city include the 'Emerald City' and the 'Harbour City'.

Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther is an Australian Company, headquartered in Belrose, a suburb of Sydney specializing in Marine engineering design. Incat Crowther has offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States and Romsey, UK.

Prince of Wales Bay

Prince of Wales Bay

Prince of Wales Bay is located on the western shore of the River Derwent in southern Tasmania, Australia.

Perth

Perth

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia and Oceania, with a population of 2.1 million living in Greater Perth in 2020. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with most of the metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal Plain between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The city has expanded outward from the original British settlements on the Swan River, upon which the city's central business district and port of Fremantle are situated. Perth is located on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people, where Aboriginal Australians have lived for at least 45,000 years.

Austal

Austal

Austal is an Australian-based global ship building company and defence prime contractor that specialises in the design, construction and support of defence and commercial vessels. Austal's product range includes naval vessels, high-speed passenger and vehicle ferries, and specialist utility vessels, such as offshore windfarm for turtles and crew transfer vessels.

Products

Large wave piercing passenger and vehicle ferries

In 1990 Incat was one of the pioneers of large, fast catamaran ferries and they have been its core product ever since. The type of ship was different from earlier ferries and its instant success led to Incat becoming a major player in the industry. Over the years innovation has led to the ships becoming bigger, faster, more fuel efficient and much more stable on rough seas. Vehicle decks are often movable to make way for high trucks or extra cars.

Ships in this category have been built from 74 to 130 metres long and from 3,000 to 13,000 gross tons. The 99-metre Francisco (Hull 069) is the world's fastest ship in commercial service and can achieve speeds up to 58 knots (107 kmh).

Smaller passenger ferries

Incat began by building small ferries under 37 metres, but from 1990 it concentrated on larger vehicle carrying catamarans. However, in 2015 the company resumed building smaller ferries and in that year it delivered river ferries for operation in London, Hobart and Sydney. Since then it has designed and built more smaller ferries including two 35-metre, 400 passenger ferries (hulls 090 and 095) for commuter runs by Port Phillip Ferries from Melbourne Docklands to Portarlington and Geelong.

Military vessels

HSV-X1 near Crete
HSV-X1 near Crete

In the 1990s several catamarans built by Incat entered naval service as fast transports, including HMAS Jervis Bay with the Royal Australian Navy and HSV-X1Joint Venture, Spearhead and HSV-2 Swift, which served with the United States Armed Forces.

Other vessels

K Class

In the mid 1990s Incat built three K class ferries. They are 70 to 80 metres long, low profile passenger vessels without wave piercing bows or the distinctive centre bow that characterise all other larger Incat ferries. Two were built by Incat in Hobart and a third was built by a Chinese partner. Plans for further Chinese built K Class ferries did not eventuate and Hull NF08 remains the only Incat vessel not built in Hobart.

Oil rig tender

Most offshore oil rigs are exposed to rough open seas with crew transfers by helicopter and freight needs served by platform supply vessels. However Azerbaijan's offshore oil rigs are in the calmer waters of the Caspian Sea, the world's largest lake, so crew transfers can be comfortably and more economically undertaken by water. Several fast catamarans have been built to transfer both crews and cargo for this market including Incat Hull 074 Muslim Magomayev delivered in 2015.[1] The size of catamarans that can be built for this niche market is restricted by the 16.5-metre width of locks on the Volga-Don Canal that connects the Caspian Sea with the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

Brooke Street Pier

From 1990 Incat had almost exclusively built large catamarans, but this changed in 2014 when the company diversified into something that was not even a ship, although it did float. An earlier Brooke Street Pier ferry terminal on Hobart's waterfront needed replacement and Incat was commissioned to build an 80 x 20-metre floating pontoon. Hull 077 was towed 8 km from Incat's shipyard to Sullivans Cove before finishing work was done on site. In addition to ferry berths, the pier hosts a restaurant, a cafe and a number of stalls.

Luxury super yachts

The market for opulent motor yachts has grown rapidly this century and while the market is mostly for monohull vessels, catamarans are beginning to make inroads. Incat has released several designs ranging from 80 to 112 metres which are shown on their website,[2] but so far there have been no orders.

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London

London

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just under 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London, its ancient core and financial centre, was founded by the Romans as Londinium and retains its medieval boundaries. The City of Westminster, to the west of the City of London, has for centuries hosted the national government and parliament. Since the 19th century, the name "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which largely comprises Greater London, governed by the Greater London Authority.

Port Phillip Ferries

Port Phillip Ferries

Port Phillip Ferries is an Australian ferry company that operates on Port Phillip, providing fast ferry services connecting Geelong and Portarlington to Melbourne Docklands.

Docklands, Victoria

Docklands, Victoria

Docklands is an inner-city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Melbourne local government area. Docklands recorded a population of 15,495 at the 2021 census.

Portarlington, Victoria

Portarlington, Victoria

Portarlington is a historic coastal township located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 28 km from the city of Geelong, in the state of Victoria, Australia. It has a diverse population which includes a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, a high proportion of retirees, and a large seasonal holiday influx. The gently rising hills behind the town feature vineyards and olive groves, and offer spectacular panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay. Portarlington is a popular family holiday destination and a centre of fishing and aquaculture (mussels). At one time the town claimed the largest Caravan Park in the Southern Hemisphere, although the size has reduced considerably in recent decades. With direct ferry links to the city of Melbourne Portarlington also serves as a gateway to the historic towns and surf beaches of the Bellarine Peninsula.

Geelong

Geelong

Geelong is a port city in the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, located at the eastern end of Corio Bay and the left bank of Barwon River, about 65 km (40 mi) southwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria.

HSC Manannan

HSC Manannan

HSC Manannan is a 96-metre (315 ft) wave-piercing high-speed catamaran car ferry built by Incat, Australia in 1998. After commercial service in Australia and New Zealand, she was chartered to the US military as Joint Venture (HSV-X1). Now owned and operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, she mainly provides a seasonal service between Douglas Harbour and Port of Liverpool.

HSC Condor Rapide

HSC Condor Rapide

HSC Incat 045 is a fast ferry operated by Trasmapi. Launched in 1997, she was initially chartered out as a civilian ferry, then became the first large catamaran to enter military service when she was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy as HMAS Jervis Bay (AKR 45) from 1999 to 2001.

HSC T&T Spirit

HSC T&T Spirit

HSC T&T Spirit is a fast ferry operated by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

HSV-2 Swift

HSV-2 Swift

HSV-2 Swift is a hybrid catamaran. She was privately owned and operated by Sealift Inc., and was originally built under the JHSV program as a proof of concept. As part of this program, she was directly leased for evaluation from her builders by the United States Navy Military Sealift Command from 2003 to 2013, primarily as a mine countermeasures and sea basing test platform. Later during her official naval career she was mostly used for fleet support and humanitarian partnership missions.

Platform supply vessel

Platform supply vessel

A platform supply vessel (PSV) is a ship specially designed to supply offshore oil and gas platforms. These ships range from 50 to 100 metres in length and accomplish a variety of tasks. The primary function for most of these vessels is logistic support and transportation of goods, tools, equipment and personnel to and from offshore oil platforms and other offshore structures. In recent years, a new generation of platform supply vessels entered the market, usually equipped with Class 1 or Class 2 dynamic positioning system.

Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland body of water, often described as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. An endorheic basin, it lies between Europe and Asia; east of the Caucasus, west of the broad steppe of Central Asia, south of the fertile plains of Southern Russia in Eastern Europe, and north of the mountainous Iranian Plateau of Western Asia. It covers 143,550 sq mi (372,000 km2) and a volume of 78,200 km3 (19,000 cu mi). It has a salinity of approximately 1.2%, about a third of the salinity of average seawater. It is bounded by Kazakhstan to the northeast, Russia to the northwest, Azerbaijan to the southwest, Iran to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southeast.

Brooke Street Pier

Brooke Street Pier

The Brooke Street Pier is a floating pontoon building at Sullivans Cove in the waterfront area of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It was constructed in 2014–15 at a cost of A$13 million. It weighs 5,300 tonnes and was Australia's largest floating building upon completion. It is connected to the Hobart shore at Franklin Wharf, near the base of Brooke Street. Primarily a ferry terminal, the architect has described it as a "tourism transport hub".

Deliveries

In its early years Incat built smaller boats and ferries with little to distinguish it from other boat yards except for a willingness to experiment and innovate. But the revolutionary Hull 023 completed in 1990 was quite different and was the first of the type of ferry that Incat is best known for today with its large capacity, high speed, wave piercing hulls and distinctive centre bow. As one of the first large aluminium vehicle carrying catamarans in the world, it contributed to the big changes in the ferry industry that occurred in the 1990s.

Image Hull No Length / Class Gross Tonnage Delivered Latest name Operator Notes
N/A
001
18m Cat
.
1977
Jeremiah Ryan
Unknown
[3]
N/A
002
18m Cat
.
1979
James Kelly
Unknown
[3]
N/A
003
??m Cat
.
1980
A. K. Ward
Derwent Sailing Squadron
[3]
N/A
004
20m Cat
.
1981
Fitzroy
Unknown
[3]
N/A
005
20m Cat
.
1981
Tangalooma
Unknown
[3]
N/A
006
20m Cat
.
1981
Amaroo II
Unknown
[3]
N/A
007
20m Cat
.
1982
Green Islander
Unknown
[3]
N/A
008
20m Cat
.
1982
Quicksilver
Unknown
[3]
N/A
009
29m Cat
.
1982
Spirit of Roylen
Unknown
[3]
N/A
010
21m Cat
.
1983
Trojan
Unknown
[3]
N/A
011
22m Cat
.
1984
Keppel Cat I
Unknown
[3]
N/A
012
??m Cat
.
1983
Thunderbird
Unknown
[3]
N/A
013
9 m Cat
.
1982
Little Devil
Unknown
[3] launched 1984[4]
N/A
014
?? m Cat
.
1984
Pybus Rutherglen Punt
Unknown
[3]
N/A
015
?? m yacht
.
1984
Margaret Rintoul
Unknown
[3]
N/A
016
27m Cat
.
1985
Spirit of Victoria
Unknown
[3]
N/A
017
31m Cat
.
1986
Tassie Devil 2001
Unknown
[3]
N/A
018
23m Cat
.
1987
Starship Genesis
Unknown
[3]
N/A
019
31m Cat
.
1988
2000
Unknown
[3]
Our Lady Patricia.JPG
020
30m Cat
.
1986
Scrapped at Marchwood in 2008[5]
OurLadyPamela.jpg
021
30m Cat
.
1986
Scrapped at Esbjerg in 2009[6]
N/A
022
37m Cat
.
1988
Sea Flight
Cruise Whitsundays
[3]
Emeraude france douglas.jpg
023
74m WPC
3,012 GT
1990
The first large, aluminium, vehicle carrying catamaran built by Incat and one of the first in the world. Has operated in 3 continents
Balearia Bahamas Express.jpg
024
74m WPC
3,454 GT
1992
Hscsearunner1.jpg
025
74m WPC
3,003 GT
1990
Arrival of the "Snaefell", Belfast - geograph.org.uk - 962424.jpg
026
74m WPC
3,003 GT
1991
Pescara 2004 -Pescara Jet (ship, 1992)- by-RaBoe 03.jpg
027
74m WPC
3,003 GT
1992
Unknown
Laid up in Piraeus
SeaCatS.jpg
028
74m WPC
3,003 GT
1992
HSC Condor 10 St Malo 2003.JPG
030
74m WPC
3,241 GT
1993
Hanil Express
Formerly known as Condor 10
N/A
031
74m WPC
3,231 GT
1993
Dae-A-Gosok
Refitting at Busan
Ferry Terminal in Colonia (5459543681).jpg
032
74m WPC
4,994 GT
1993
Ferrylineas S.A.
Port de denia - panoramio (4).jpg
033
78m WPC
3,989 GT
1994
Baleària – Bahamas Express
N/A
034
78m WPC
3,989 GT
1995
Fares 2
Maritime Company for Navigation, Saudi Arabia
Formerly Elanora operated by El Salam Maritime
Megajet - SeaJets - Santorini - Greece - 06.jpg
035
78m WPC
3,989 GT
1995
The last Incat vessel fitted with a bow door
Buquebus, Puerto Nuevo.jpg
036
70m K class
1,760 GT
1995
N/A
037
78m K class
2,450 GT
.
Dae-A-Gosok, Sth Korea
N/A
NF08
80m K class
2,357 GT
1998
Harmony Flower
H Ferry (DAE-A Express Shipping) Korea.
Built in Panga, China under contract from Incat as part of a plan to build K class vessels there. Only one was built in China
Seacat rapide calais.jpg
038
81m WPC
4,112 GT
1996
N/A
039
.
.
1996
Solar Boat
Incat R&D craft
Stena Lynx III Laid Up Dublin.jpg
040
81m WPC
4,113 GT
1996
Dae A Express
Operated under various names in the Irish Sea by Stena Line from 1996 to 2011. Now operates in South Korea
MV Jaume III Tanger-Med 040917.jpg
041
81m WPC
4,305 GT
1996
Champion Jet 2 - Seajets - Santorini - Portside.jpg
042
86m WPC
5,005 GT
1996
Named Condor Express from 1997 to 2015 and operated as a Channel Islands ferry by Condor Ferries.
Hsc tarifa jet.jpg
043
86m WPC
5,007 GT
1997
Champion Jet 1 - Seajets - Heraklion - Portside.jpg
044
86m WPC
5,005 GT
1997
Until 2015 owned by Condor Ferries, named Condor Vitesse
Condor Rapide02.JPG
045
86m WPC
5,007 GT
1997
Formerly Condor Rapide until 2021 and HMAS Jervis Bay
TOBAGO-faehre-trinidad.jpg
046
91m WPC
5,617 GT
1997
Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Operates in conjunction with Incat 060
The P&O "Express" at Larne - geograph.org.uk - 1894954.jpg
047
91m WPC
5,902 GT
1998
Max mols.png
048
91m WPC
5,617 GT
1998
Hsc fjord cat hirtshals.jpg
049
91m WPC
5,619 GT
1998
Hsc manannan.png
050
96m WPC
5,743 GT
1998
Previously HSV-X1 Joint Venture
Bonanza Express sinking.jpg
051
96m WPC
5,528 GT
1999
Ship Alboran in Ceuta port.jpg
052
96m WPC
6,346 GT
1999
Puertonieveshafenwiki.jpg
053
96m WPC
6,344 GT
1999
N/A
054
R&D Craft
.
.
Wing
Incat
Olsen express.jpg
055
96m WPC
6,344 GT
2000
Higspeed6 HellenicSeaways 2015.jpg
056
96m WPC
6,360 GT
2000
Formerly Highspeed 6 at Hellenic Seaways
HSC Normandie Express 2009.jpg
057
98m WPC
6,581 GT
2000
Previously Normandie Express & The Lynx
Acciona-millenium.JPG
058
98m WPC
6,554 GT
2003
The cat ferry.jpg
059
98m WPC
6,464 GT
2002
Fujian Cross Straight Ferry
Operates between Taiwan and China. Formerly ran as The Cat from eastern USA to Canada and Bahamas
T&T Spirit at Scarborough.JPG
060
98m WPC
6,581 GT
2000
Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Formerly the US military's USAV Spearhead (TSV-X1). Now operates in conjunction with Incat 046
US Navy 031104-N-0000S-001 High Speed Vessel Two (HSV 2) Swift is participating in the West African Training Cruise.jpg
061
98m WPC
6,581 GT
2003
United States Navy 2002–2013. In UAE service from 2015. Seajets 2017 -
Major damage to port bow after missile attack off Yemen in 2016. Towed to Greece for repairs. Not operational
N/A
062
98m WPC
6,581 GT
2006
Formerly Milenium Tres at Acciona Trasmediterránea
N/A
063
17m Cat
.
2006
Sixty Three
17m Project Pty Ltd
Natchan Rera 20131130 Hualien.JPG
064
112m WPC
10,841 GT
2007
J & T Shipping Co Ltd Wagon Group
Natchan World-008.jpg
065
112m WPC
10,715 GT
2008
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry
Mols-Linien Katexpress (11834616506).jpg
066
112m WPC
10,503 GT
2009
Previously Norman Arrow
Mols-Linien (11833843795).jpg
067
112m WPC
10,503 GT
2013
Sadokisen Akane Ogi-port.jpg
068
85m WPC
5,702 GT
2015
Operating the Algeciras to Ceuta route across the Strait of Gibraltar. Formerly Sado Steam Ship connecting Sado island in Eastern Japan with the main island of Honshu. Under construction (2013)[7]
Francisco Dársena Norte - 01.jpg
069
99m WPC
7,109 GT
2013
Fastest ship in the world
N/A
070
17m
.
2016
Gwenhyfar
Privately owned
Cruising ketch[8]
N/A
071
N/A
.
2011
The Barge
Tas Marine Constructions
N/A
072
15m
.
2011
Lindoy
Stava Bat &
Dykkerservice
Delivered to Norway 16 November 2011[9]
MR-1 fast ferry approaching MONA July 2017.jpg
073
34m
.
2015
MR-1 or Mona Roma
Navigators / Secheron Holdings for Museum of Old and New Art
Delivered 9 February 2015.[10] Operates on Derwent River, Hobart
N/A
074
70m FCB
1,439 GT
2015
Muslim Magomayev
Caspian Marine Services
Launched 2014, named after Muslim Magomayev[11][12]
Galaxy Clipper - MBNA Thames Clippers cropped.jpg
075
35m
155 GT
2015
Galaxy Clipper
Entered service October 2015[13]
Neptune Clipper 2017-12-31 14.53.52 cropped.jpg
076
35m
155 GT
2015
Neptune Clipper
MBNA Thames Clippers
Entered service October 2015[13] Article on Thames Clippers Hunt Class catamarans.
Brooke Street Pier, 23 January 2015.jpg
077
.
2014
Brooke Street Pier Development Corporation
Pier, completed November 2014[14] Displacement 4,200 tons (not Gross Tonnage)
N/A
078
24m
.
2015
Ocean Tracker
Entered service 23 December 2015[15]
N/A
079
24m
.
2015
Ocean Wave
Manly Fast Ferries
Entered service 23 December 2015[15]
N/A
080
33m
.
2016
Ocean Surfer
Manly Fast Ferries
Entered service March 2016[16]
Ocean Flyer, Circular Quay, 2017 (02).jpg
081
33m
.
2016
Ocean Flyer
Manly Fast Ferries
Entered service March 2016[16]
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082
35m
.
2016
In service[17]
Fred Hollows ferry July 2017-002.jpg
083
35m
.
2017
Fred Hollows
Sydney Ferries
Entered service 26 June 2017[18]
Victor Chang, Circular Quay, 2017 (01).jpg
084
35m
.
2017
Victor Chang
Sydney Ferries
In service[19]
Pemulwuy, Circular Quay, 2017 (02).jpg
085
35m
.
2017
Pemulwuy
Sydney Ferries
In service[20]
Bungaree, Circular Quay, 2017 (01).jpg
086
35m
.
2017
Bungaree
Sydney Ferries
In service[21]
Ferry May Gibbs in April 2018.jpg
087
35m
.
2017
May Gibbs
Sydney Ferries
Entered service December 2017 as Emerald 6, renamed January 2018[22]
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088
109m WPC
10,842 GT
2017
Entered service June 2017. 1,000 pass, 417 cars.[23]
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089
110m WPC
9,044 GT
2018
For service in Malta, due to commence operations in March 2019.[24]
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090
35m WPC
.
2017
Bellarine Express
405 passengers. In service on Port Phillip between Melbourne Docklands and Portarlington[25]
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091
111m WPC
10,870 GT
2019
35 knots cruising speed. 1,1184 passengers, 390 cars, 595 lane metres of ro-ro cargo. Cost €74 million[26]
N/A
092
33m WPC
.
2018
Ocean Adventurer
Manly Fast Ferries
Operates on Port Jackson, Sydney. seats 400[27]
093
111m WPC
.
2021
Volcán de Taidia
.
N/A
094
100 metres
.
2021
Buccoo Reef
Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Operates between Port of Spain and Scarborough.[28]
N/A
095
35 metres
2019
Geelong Flyer
Operates between Melbourne & Geelong complementing the earlier Melbourne to Portalington service.[29]
N/A
096
130 metres
13,000 GT
Will be the world's largest aluminium ship. 226 cars, 2,100 passengers in four classes with a full deck for cafes, restaurants, shops, etc. To operate between Argentina and Uruguay.[30]
N/A
097
76 metres
3000+ GT
2022
Santa Monica 1
Seaworld Express Ferry
Operates between Jindo and Jeju in South Korea. 700 pax and crew, 79 cars. Media release.
N/A
098
120 metres
.
Undisclosed
.
N/A
099
76.7 metres
3000+ GT
2023
.
Daezer
To operate between Pohang and Ulleung in South Korea at up to 45 knots. Media release.
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Length / Class
Delivered
Latest name
Operator
Notes

In the Length / Class field of the table WPC means the vessel is a Wave Piercing Catamaran. The three K Class vessels were a low profile design without the wave piercing bows and the capacity to carry fewer cars than traditional Incat designs.

In the competitive ferry industry, ships often change operators, especially in Europe. Other ferries have alternated between summer service in the northern and southern hemispheres every six months. Some Incat vessels of the 1990s have been operated by up to six shipping companies with regular name changes.

Gross Tonnage is a measure of a ship's enclosed volume rather than its weight or displacement, so similar ships can have differing Gross Tonnages due to factors such as if a viewing platform is fully enclosed or open to the weather.

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HSC Our Lady Patricia

HSC Our Lady Patricia

HSC Our Lady Patricia was a high speed catamaran ferry which operated between the Isle of Wight and mainland England. She operated on the Wightlink Ryde Pier to Portsmouth route from 1986 to 2006, in conjunction with her sister ship HSC Our Lady Pamela, after which she was sold. She was scrapped at Marchwood in 2006.

Wightlink

Wightlink

Wightlink is a ferry company operating routes across The Solent between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the south of England. It operates car ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth, and Portsmouth and Fishbourne and a fast passenger-only catamaran between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier. The company is jointly owned by Basalt Infrastructure Partners based in the United Kingdom and Fiera Infrastructure based in Canada.

Marchwood

Marchwood

Marchwood is a village and civil parish located in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. It lies between Totton and Hythe on the western shore of Southampton Water and directly east of the New Forest. The population of the village in the 2011 census was 6,141.

HSC Our Lady Pamela

HSC Our Lady Pamela

HSC Our Lady Pamela was a high-speed catamaran ferry which operated between the Isle of Wight and mainland England. She had operated on the Wightlink Ryde Pier to Portsmouth route since 1986 under Sealink along with her now scrapped sister ship HSC Our Lady Patricia. Both ships were named after the daughters of Lord Mountbatten, who had been the Governor of the Isle of Wight.

Esbjerg

Esbjerg

Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. By road, it is 71 kilometres (44 mi) west of Kolding and 164 kilometres (102 mi) southwest of Aarhus. With an urban population of 71,698 it is the fifth-largest city in Denmark, and the largest in West Jutland.

HSC Sea Speed Jet

HSC Sea Speed Jet

HSC Sea Speed Jet is a high speed catamaran ferry built by Incat for Sea Containers in 1990. It has been owned by Sea and Sun Maritime Co. since 2014. The vessel is currently operated by Seajets.

Baleària

Baleària

Baleària is the trading name for the Spanish shipping company Baleària Eurolíneas Marítimas S.A. The company operates passenger ferry services in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

HSC High Speed Jet

HSC High Speed Jet

HSC High Speed Jet is a 74 m (243 ft) ocean-going catamaran built in 1990 by Incat for Hoverspeed and currently owned by Seajets. In 1990, as Hoverspeed Great Britain, she took the Hales Trophy for the fastest eastbound transatlantic journey, making the run, without passengers, in three days, seven hours and fifty-four minutes, averaging 36.6 knots.

Piraeus

Piraeus

Piraeus is a port city within the Athens urban area, in the Attica region of Greece. It is located in the Athens Riviera, eight kilometres (5 mi) southwest of Athens' city centre, along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.

HSC Condor 10

HSC Condor 10

The HSC Condor 10 is a 74m fast catamaran ferry formerly that has operated in England, New Zealand, Australia and South Korea.

Busan

Busan

Busan, officially known as Busan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's most populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.4 million inhabitants. Formerly romanized as Pusan, it is the economic, cultural and educational center of southeastern South Korea, with its port being Korea's busiest and the sixth-busiest in the world. The surrounding "Southeastern Maritime Industrial Region" is South Korea's largest industrial area.

Source: "Incat", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incat.

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  20. ^ Pemulwuy arrives in Sydney Transport for New South Wales 30 August 2017
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