Nicolas Levy CollectionGTS (16) JetFerry Two – Past and Present

GTS Horta

ex Jetferry Two

Nicolas Levy Collection

Aluminium 929-115 series Jetfoil high speed passenger ferry built in 1981 by Boeing Jetfoil Industries, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. (Yard No 16).

Technical Data

  • Length: 30.18m (overall)
  • Breadth: 9.50m (across foils)
  • Depth: 2.60m
  • Draught: 1.505m/5.30m
  • Tonnage: 329 gross/242 net/115 deadweight
  • Engines: Two Allison 501 K20 gas turbines
  • Power: 5,590 kW
  • Speed: 43 knots (service), 50 knots (maximum)
  • Capacity: 250-300 passengers
  • Call Sign: VRV19 (Horta)
  • IMO Number: 7923251 Official Number: 38864
  • Registry: London, Hong Kong
  • Sisters: GTS 929 – 115’s 11/12/13/14/15/17/18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25/26


April 1st 1980: Completed.

April 21st 1980: Delivered as JETFERRY TWO for Lombard North Central Leasing Ltd, London, and leased to P&O Ferries Ltd for their London – Ostend service.

Nicolas Levy Collection

Nicolas Levy Collection


  © Urbain Ureel

December 13th 1982: Sold to Far East Hydrofoil Co Ltd, Hong Kong.

January 1983: Renamed HORTA

2008: Registered Owner: Vastson International, Hong Kong. Registered Manager: Far East Hydrofoil Co., Ltd/Shun Tak-China Travel Ship, Hong Kong.

2008: Registered manager; Turbojet, Hong Kong services between Hong Kong – Maccau.

© SoHome Jacaranda

© SoHome Jacaranda

2017: Still operating in Hong Kong

We would like to thank: Nicolas Levy, SoHome Jacaranda and Urbain Ureel for their assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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