Wavepiercing Catamarans

Quicksilver VIIIQuicksilver's technologically advanced Wavepiercers ensure that your cruise to the Outer Reef is pure enjoyment from the moment you step aboard. Relax in the luxury of the spacious air-conditioned cabin areas with fully licensed bar, or sit outside and enjoy the cool sea breezes.

Cruising at high speed to Agincourt Reef, 39 nautical miles [72 kilometres] from Port Douglas these superb vessels give you the smoothest possible ride in all weather conditions as their revolutionary torpedo shaped hulls actually pierce the waves.

Significantly, our flagship 45metre wavepiercer, Quicksilver VIII, is powered by four MTU 2000 series diesel engines, following a complete refit in July 2008 at a cost of $3million. With significant advances in technology, the choice of these engines ensures we will continue to deliver the “best practice” we strive for as a company. They will also allow us to reduce our carbon emissions by about 20%, reinforcing our commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Quicksilver VIII Technical Specifications
Vessel Type: Wavepiercing Catamaran
Builder: North Queensland Engineers & Agents (NQEA) - Cairns
Designer: International Catamaran Designs Pty Ltd - Sydney
Construction: Aluminium
Length Overall: 45.5 metres
Beam: 16.24 metres
Draft: 1.9 metres
Speed: 35 knots cruising
Passengers & Crew: 450 + 28
Main Engines: 4 x MTU 2000 series
Water Jets: 4 x KaMeWa 56/562/6
Gear Boxes: 4 x Reintjes VL5730
Fresh Water: 2 x 3000 litres
Fuel: 2 x 6000 litres
Black water: 1 x 9000 litres

 

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