Incat Crowther is pleased to announce a collaboration with World Heritage Cruises in the development of a tour vessel to operate out of Strahan, on Tasmania’s picturesque Macquarie Harbour. The 220-passenger, 35-metre catamaran has been co-developed with WHC, combining the operator’s layout and propulsion concepts with Incat Crowther’s naval architecture expertise.

The new vessel will leverage from the experience of 6 previous Incat Crowther-designed vessels which WHC have operated on Macquarie Harbour, creating an excellent experience for visitors to the world Heritage listed area.

Passengers enter the main deck cabin through a large central passageway, serviced by ladies and gents toilets, forward of which is a large, well-designed food preparation area and bar. Serveries are located just aft of the passenger seating for service of the operator’s famous lunch buffet. 136 passengers are seated forward of this, in a mixture of forward-facing and booth configurations.

The mid deck, which seats 82 passengers, is serviced by a pair of services supported by a dumb waiter. This allows mid-deck passengers served lunch in-suit, reducing the load on the main deck facilities.

Stairs on the starboard side of the vessel lead down to a children’s playroom.

The upper deck has a large open area for standing passengers, as well as the wheelhouse, which is recessed into the deck below to create a sleek appearance.

All seats are fitted at a large pitch for extra leg room and to allow good passenger circulation, whilst deep windows will give the cabins an open, airy feel and increase visibility of the surroundings.

World Heritage Cruises have specified an advanced propulsion package, consisting of four 850hp Scania main engines, driving a quartet of Sea Fury surface piercing drives. When combined with Incat Crowther’s class-leading hull form, this package will offer high efficiency and redundancy at a low draft, and propel the vessel to operating speeds in excess of 30 knots.


PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONSPhotoIncatCrowther-56447
Length Overall 117’ 4” / 35.75m
Length Waterline 113’ 11” / 34.7m
Beam Overall 29’ 7” / 9.0m
Draft (max) 3’ 8” / 1.1m
Depth 10’ 3” / 3.1m
Construction Marine grade aluminium


Fuel Oil 2642 gallons / 10 000 litres
Fresh Water 396 gallons / 1 500 litres
Sullage 1057 gallons / 4 000 litres
Passengers 220
Crew 8


Speed (Service) 30 knots
Main Engines 4 x Scania DI16 072M
Power 4 x 850hp @ 2300rpm
Propulsion 4 x Sea Fury SF38 Surface Piercing Drives
Generators 2 x Isuzu 6BGIT, 2 x 90kVA @50Hz


Flag Australia
Class / Survey NSCV Fast Craft 1C