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International Catamarans (Incat)


Overview


Incat Tasmania is a manufacturer of high-speed craft (HSC) catamaran ferries.  It has built smaller river and bay ferries over the years but it’s greatest success has been with large, seagoing passenger and vehicle ferries,. The company is based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and was founded by Bob Clifford. The company builds vessels using lightweight aluminium construction, twin wave-piercing hulls and water-jet propulsion. Numerous Incat vessels have operated across the channel since 1991 for Hoverspeed, SpeedFerries, Holyman Sally, Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries and Stena Line.

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HSC Normandie Express (Incat 057) - Past and Present

HSC Normandie Express (Incat 057) – Past and Present

HSC Normandie Express, ex The Lynx, ex Incat Tasmania – Aluminium ‘Evolution 10B’ catamaran built in 2000 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 057) as a car and passenger ferry.

HSC Condor Express (Incat 042) - Past and Present

HSC Condor Express (Incat 042) – Past and Present

HSC Champion Jet 2, ex Condor Express, Incat 042 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 042) for Shipping Company 9/12 1994 LP Pte, Singapore as a car and passenger ferry.

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HSC Condor Vitesse (Incat 044) – Past and Present

HSC Champion Jet 1, ex Condor Vitesse, Incat 044 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 044) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

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HSC Stena Lynx II (Incat 033) – Past and Present

HSC Jaume I, ex Thundercat 2, Incat 033, Fast Ceuta, Ronda Marina, Stena Lynx II, Stena Sea Lynx II, Incat 033 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 033 for Buquebus International Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

© Nigel Thornton

HSC Seacat Diamant (Incat 041) – Past And Present

HSC Jaume III, ex Seacat Diamant, Holyman Diamant – 81m ‘Wave Piercer’ aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 041) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia as a car and passenger ferry

© Nigel Thornton

HSC Seacat Rapide (Incat 038) – Past and Present

HSC Jaume II, ex Seacat Rapide, Condor 12 – 81m ‘Wave Piercer’ aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 038) as a car and passenger ferry

© Ken Larwood

HSC Condor 10 (Incat 030) – Past and Present

HSC Hanil Blue Narae, ex Condor 10, Viking Express, The Lynx – Aluminium 74 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran built in 1992 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty Ltd, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 030) for Enterprise Trading Pte Ltd, Singapore as a car and passenger ferry

© Nigel Thornton

HSC Condor Rapide (Incat 045) – Past and Present

HSC Condor Rapide, ex Sea Leopard, SpeedOne, Winner, Incat 045, HMAS Jervis Bay, Incat 045 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 045) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia as a car and passenger ferry.

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HSC Seacat Scotland (Incat 028) – Past and Present

HSC Naxos Jet, ex Cyclades Express, Al Huda I, Seacat Scotland, Q Ship Express, Seacat Scotland – Aluminium 74 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran built in 1992 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 028) for Hoverspeed Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Hoverspeed France (Incat 026) – Past and Present

HSC Master Jet, ex Snaefell, Sea Express I, Seacat Isle of Man, Color Seacat Norge, Seacat Isle of Man, Seacat Boulogne, Sardegna Express, Hoverspeed France – Aluminium catamaran built in 1991 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 026) for Hoverspeed Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Seacat Tasmania (Incat 023) – Past and Present

HSC Sea Speed Jet, ex Seacat France, Croazia Jet, Atlantic II, Seacat Calais, Seacat Tasmania, Emeraude France, Superfast Cat – Aluminium 74 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran built in 1990 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 023) for Hoverspeed Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Stena Lynx I (Incat 031) – Past and Present

HSC Seacat Moorea, ex Mandarin, Ocean Flower, Avant, Stena Lynx, Stena Sea Lynx – Aluminium catamaran built in 1993 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 031) for Buquebus International, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry. Launched February 7th 1993.

© Stéphane Poulain

HSC Stena Lynx III (Incat 040) – Past and Present

HSC Ocean Flower 2, ex Orange 1, Sunflower 2, Stena Lynx III, Elite, Stena Lynx III, P&O Stena Elite, Elite, Stena Lynx III – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 040) for American Fast Ferries Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry

© Chris Howell

HSC Hoverspeed Great Britain (Incat 025) – Past and Present

HSC High Speed Jet
ex Cosmos Jet, Sea Runner, Speedrunner 1, Emeraude GB, Hoverspeed Great Britain, Christopher Columbus

HSC High Speed Jet, ex Cosmos Jet, Sea Runner, Speedrunner 1, Emeraude GB, Hoverspeed Great Britain, Christopher Columbus – Aluminium catamaran built in 1990 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 025) for Hoverspeed Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry. Launched January 28th 1990.

Dover © Ray Goodfellow

HSC Norman Arrow (Incat 066) – Past and Present

HSC Express I, ex KatExpress I, Norman Arrow, MGC 066 – Aluminium catamaran built in 2009 by Incat Tasmania Pty. Ltd, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 066) for MCG Chartering Limited. Christened on December 24th 2008.

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