Red Jet 3 Specification

Red Jet 3 is a Solent Class Hi-Speed catamaran which was built in Cowes on the Isle of Wight by FBM Marine in 1998. She can accommodate 173 seated passengers and 3 crew and is powered by two MTU diesel engines each driving an MJP waterjet to give a service speed of 35 knots.

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  • accessibility
  • children-welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • dog-friendly
  • cafe
  • tv
  • sea-views
  • all-weather

Red Jet 3 Overview

  • Built: 1998 by FBM Marine Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. Yard no. 1439
  • Type: Solent Class Catamaran
  • Registered No: 901323
  • Service speed: 35 knots @ 85% maximum continuous rating
  • Maximum speed: 38 knots
  • Range: 120 nautical miles (@ service speed)
  • Crew: 1 x Commander, 1 x Chief Officer, 1 x Cabin Attendant (max crew 3)
  • Passenger capacity: 173 seated
  • Length (overall): 32.90m, Waterline length (excl waterjet): 29.50m, Beam moulded: 8.32m
  • Draught (loaded): 1.25m, Freeboard: 1.80m
  • Gross tonnage: 213 tonnes, Net tonnage: 77 tonnes
  • Deadweight: 22.11 tonnes, Displacement (lightship): 72.00 tonnes
  • Tank capacities: Fuel oil 2,500 litres, Fresh water 200 litres, Lube oil 100 litres, Hydraulic oil 230 litres, Oil Bilge 300 litres

Navigational Equipment

  • Radar: 2 x JRC JMA-5212 with 2 x 4ft antennas
  • Gyro Compass: 1 x Simrad GC85 + GC80 Head Unit
  • Magnetic Compass: 1 x Sestral Speed Major
  • Echo Sounder: 1 x Furuno FCV612
  • Log: 1 x Walker 4040
  • VHF: 1 x Sailor 6222 DSC, 1 x Sailor 6248, 3 x Navico Axis GMD 150 handheld sets
  • SART's: 2 x Jotron Tronsart 9 Ghz (30 nm range)
  • GPS: 1 x Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator GP 32
  • Chart: 1 x Transas NaviSailor 4000, RS6B Processor
  • AIS Transponder: 1 x McMurdo Smartfind M5
  • Whistle: Ibuki E150
  • Searchlight: Jabsco

Machinery

  • Main engines: 2 x MTU 12V 396 Series TE 74L 4 stroke direct injection liquid cooled turbocharged intercooled diesels each developing 1,500 Kw at 2,000 rpm. MTU supplied engine management and monitoring
  • Propulsion: 2 x MJP J650R-DD waterjets
  • Gearboxes: 2 x ZF BU465 gearboxes with integral oil system & seawater cooled heat exchanger. Coupled to each engine via a disengaging clutch
  • Steering: Styr-Kontrell-Teknik computerised system
  • Generators: 2 x 4cyl Perkins G&M 4236 turbo charged diesel sets. 415V 50Hz 3 Phase 4 wire AC system

Safety

  • Wash: 38cm 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: 1 x Phontech 3001
  • Video: Safety video presentation with subtitles
  • CCTV: Remote engine room & passenger accommodation monitoring
  • Anchoring: 1 x Bruce 110kg Super High Holding Power anchor
  • Liferafts: 4 x 65 man RFD self-inflating life rafts
  • Lifejackets: 200 x Creda Wessex SOLAS approved for persons weighing > 32kg & 20 x Creda Wessex SOLAS approved for persons weighing < 32kg and 5 infant lifejackets
  • MOB Recovery: 1 x Jasons Cradle
  • MOB Markers: 2 x Pains Wessex Man Overboard smoke/light/float
  • Lifebuoys: 4 x SOLAS approved, comprising: 2 x 30m Buoyant Line, 2 x 4.5kg Bridge Wind for MOB
  • Flares: 12 x Paines Wessex Mk3 Red Parachute
  • Line throwing apparatus: 2 x Schermully Speedline 250
  • Fire detection: Scana-Servoteknikk Ass
  • Fire Pumps: 2 x Cleghorn Waring EAML 50
  • Fire Extinguishers: CO² Drench System, 3 x 9 litre AFFF, 2 x 6kg Dry Powder, 5 x 5kg CO²
  • Portable Pump: 1 x AMA Drainer 32-4.2-NE submersible bilge pump
  • Cathodic Protection: MG Duffs' ZD72B(M) sacrificial zinc anodes
  • 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
  • Ventilation: 3 x Daikin reverse cycle air conditioning units and dehumidfier
  • Windows: Tinted with blown air demisting (electrically heated on bridge)
  • CCTV: 8 x cameras (including both engine rooms)
  • Screens: 5 x 32" LCD Flat panel displays
  • Multimedia: 1 x Navaho MediaCat
  • Refreshments: Hot & cold drinks service