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Red Jet 5 Specification


Red Jet 5 Specification

Red Jet 5 was named on 21st July 2009 by Shirley Robertson OBE and entered service between Southampton and West Cowes in late July 2009.

  • Built: 1999 by Pequot River Shipworks, New London, Connecticut, USA
  • Joined Red Funnel fleet: 2009
  • Type: Solent Class Catamaran designed by FBM Marine Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
  • Construction: Aluminium Alloy
  • Registered No: 915660
  • Service speed: 35 knots @ 85% maximum continuous rating
  • Maximum speed: 38 knots
  • Range: 510 nautical miles (@ service speed)
  • Crew: 1 x Commander, 1 x Mate, 1 x Cabin Attendant (max crew 3)
  • Passenger capacity: 187 seated
  • Length (overall): 32.9 m, Waterline length (excl waterjet): 29.50m, Beam moulded: 8.32m
  • Draught (loaded): 1.25m, Freeboard: 1.80m
  • Tonnage: 209 grt, Net tonnage: 74 tonnes
  • Deadweight: 27.82 tonnes, Displacement (lightship): 82.18 tonnes
  • Tank capacities: Fuel oil 6400 litres, Fresh water 250 litres, Lube oil 200 litres, Hydraulic oil  230 litres, Oil Bilge 560 litres, Sanitary 473 litres

Navigational Equipment

  • Radar: Sperry Bridge Master E 250 series with high RPM scanners
  • Gyro Compass: 1 x C Plath SR 180 Mk.1
  • Magnetic Compass: C Plath Venus
  • Echo Sounder: 1 x Furuno FE-700
  • Log: 1 x Walker 4040
  • VHF: 1 x Furuno FM-8500 VHF DSC; 1 x ICOM IC-M127
  • SART: 1 x IESM Rescuer 9.2-9.5 GHz
  • GPS: 1 x Simrad GN33; 1 x GPS/Wi-Fi receiver
  • Chart: 1 x Transas Navi Sailor 3000 electronic chart plotter
  • AIS Transponder: Furuno FA 150
  • Whistle: Airchime WT 15604
  • Searchlight: Guest

Machinery

  • Main engines: 2 x MTU/DDC 4000 Series 4 stroke direct injection liquid cooled turbocharged intercooled diesels developing 3,476 kW at 2,000 rpm. DDC supplied engine management and monitoring
  • Propulsion: 2 x KAMEWA SII waterjet drives
  • Gearboxes: 2 x ZF gearboxes with integral oil system & seawater cooled heat exchanger. Coupled to each engine via a disengaging clutch
  • Steering: Kamewa Independant Combinator Control
  • Generators: 2 x Northern Lights 49 kW each

Safety

  • Wash: 38 cm at a distance of 93 metres
  • Turning circle time: 73 seconds (port or starboard)
  • Emergency stop @ 35 knots: 20 seconds, 111 metres
  • Public Address System: Solent Sound Systems
  • Video: Safety video presentation with subtitles
  • CCTV: Remote engine room & passenger accommodation monitoring
  • Anchoring: 1 x Bruce 110kg Super High Holding Power anchor + 1 x Danforth kedge anchor & winch
  • Liferafts: RFD Ferryman self-inflating life rafts
  • Lifejackets: [tbc] Kon Tiki 98 SOLAS approved for persons weighing > 32kg & [tbc] x SOLAS approved for persons weighing < 32kg
  • MOB Recovery: 1 x Jason's Cradle
  • MOB Markers: 2 x Ikarus
  • Lifebuoys: [tbc] x SOLAS approved, comprising: [tbc] x 30m Buoyant Line, [tbc] x 4.5kg Bridge Wing for MOB
  • Flares: 12 x Red Parachute
  • Line throwing apparatus: 2 x Pains Wessex Linethrower 250
  • Fire detection: Consillium Fire Panel with smoke detectors, heat detectors and manual call points
  • Fire Pumps: 2 x Cleghorn Waring
  • Fire Extinguishers: [tbc]
  • Portable Pump: 1 x 24V Flotec portable bilge pump
  • Cathodic Protection: Zimar Zinc Anodes
  • Classification: DnV + 1A1 HSLC R3 (GBR) Passenger E0
  • Survey: UK MCA Class VI
  • Certification: High Speed Craft Safety Certificate, Permit to Operate High Speed Craft, ISM Document of Compliance, ISM Safety Management Certificate
  • Port of Registery: Southampton, United Kingdom

Accommodation

  • Seats: Leather with cup holders & seat pockets
  • Luggage: Double sided central luggage rack
  • Ventilation: Fully air conditioned
  • Windows: Tinted (electrically heated on bridge)
  • CCTV:  8 x cameras (including both engine rooms)
  • Screens: 2 x 32" & 3 x 26" LCD Flat panel displays
  • Entertainment: 1 x Navaho MediaCat 3 with bridge video stream
  • Power sockets: 240v (UK) & 110v (US) sockets for laptop users
  • Refreshments: ReFuel Express - Hot & cold drinks service
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Environmental Protection

  • MTU Series 4000 engines comply with the exhaust gas emission limits set by IMO, EPA Tier 2 and CCNR II (Central Commission for the Navigation on the Rhine)
  • The hull shape of Red Jet 5 has been designed specifically to produce low wash at high speeds.

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Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

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