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

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

We would like to thank: Nicolas Levy and SoHome Jacaranda 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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