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GTS (16) Horta (Ex JetFerry Two) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 7923251

GTS Horta

ex Jetferry Two

Nicolas Levy Collection

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
  • MMSI Number:¬†477041000
  • Official Number: 38864
  • Registry: London/UK 🇬🇧, 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 © Urbain Ureel  

 © 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.

April 2022: Laid up in Hong Kong.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Nicolas Levy, SoHome Jacaranda and Urbain Ureel for their assistance in compiling this feature.

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

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