Queensland-based Aluminium Marine has delivered the new 19m-long catamaran tour vessel to Wavelength Cruises.
Designed by Australia-based naval architecture firm Incat Crowther, Wavelength 4 is claimed to be ‘the cleanest tour vessel on the Great Barrier Reef.’
Powered by twin Yanmar 6HYM-WET main engines, with 478kW output each, Wavelength 4 will be capable of cruising at a speed of 29k.
With an efficient hull form, the vessel offers less fuel consumption and is also equipped with LED lighting and solar panels to offer more environmental benefits.
The vessel operates on the basis of zero emissions, without using generators, while out on the reef.
The vessel features a large aft diving deck with a lifting platform, which will be transferred as a comfortable stepped entry into the water when lowered.
In addition, forward of the aft deck is comprised of two toilets, stairs to the upper deck and the main cabin door.
The main cabin has a large amenity space including changing rooms, galley and server and photo station, while forward of this area is a saloon with 38 lounge seats.
Recently, Incat Crowther signed a contract to design a 33m Catamaran Dive Vessel for Down Under Cruise & Dive of Cairns, Australia.
The vessel is currently under construction at Marine Engineering Consultants on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
The new vessel will be equipped with two MAN D2862 LE463 engines which will allow the vessel to cruise at a speed of 25k.
Image: The new 19m-long catamaran tour vessel. Photo: courtesy of Incat Crowther Pty. Ltd.