1350 THUNDER CAT SPECS:
LOA 13.5m - BEAM 5.1m - FUEL 1000 L - 50 pax maximum.
The rest is customizable to suit your requirements.
This new Noah Thompson THUNDER CAT design is a carefully blended selection of form, function, innovation, and experience. The design is based on fuel-efficient hulls, aerodynamic cabin, and open plan seating arrangements. Each vessel will be customized to suit the operator's choice in engines, electronics, and layout. Main features of the cat will be the front-loading ramp, aft fold-down dive platform, side doors, and long open side with drop down clear screens. The layout can be arranged in several ways depending on the operation. The maximum number of passengers is 50 seated for a short ferry run, 40 to 45 for longer runs with luggage. The toilets are stepped down into the hulls to allow 360-degree viewing. The open sides, or the full window option, create a light and spacious feeling. The hardtop allows for a translucent canvas to be put in to offer more light, or air ventilation depending on the climate of operation. The soft ride of the hulls coupled with a spacious and light feeling for passengers reduces fatigue and motion sickness. The forward landing ramp will be ideal for picking passengers up from remote locations, and the open sides are ideal for a close-up on the water viewing of upcoming America's cup 2021.
Speed and fuel economy will be based on power options from twin 627hp down to twin 250hp. There is an option of adding a hydrofoil system to some models. Other feature will include vinyl wrapping signage, unique paint schemes for charter fleets, and drop-down TVs for tourist operations.
Where can you buy one?
Bay of Plenty New Zealand.
Construction of this model in NZ will be foam and carbon composite to save weight and increase fuel economy. NTD has partnered with Southern Ocean Boat Builders in Tauranga New Zealand to offer this new and innovative design in NZ. Southern Ocean Boat Builders, build lightweight high-quality composite boats for the sailing and luxury market.
Longtime builder of NTD designs, Cobra Boats in Fiji will be building aluminium versions of this design. Several variations on the layout for divers, resorts and transfer are offered.
Port Angeles Wa, USA
This new design is available in Aluminium. NTD has partnered with Lee Shore Boats to offer the 1350 THUNDER CAT design in the USA. Lee Shore Boats currently builds several NTD designs for charter, patrol, and pleasure boat customers. This new addition to that range of quality cats will ensure that each vessel built will be to the highest standard possible by a team of professional and qualified cat builders. www.leeshoreboats.com
If you are looking for a new vessel for your operation, drop me a line in the contact form.