Austal Catamaran Water Jet Wake

I am currently looking after the build of 4 x 41m Cat ferries for the Trinidad Government as an Owner’s rep and the first of these 4 Catamaran Ferries went on trials last week.

We achieved 40 knots at 100 % Power and we operating in about 18 knots of breeze. The ride was exceptional and as you can see by this wake the water jets move a serious amount of water to propel these craft along at 40 knots.

The vessel has 4 x 1400 kW MTU 16V2000M72 series main engines and Ka Me Wa A series water jets.

Something a little different for the blog but I am sure it will be of interest to some crew out there!