Red Jet 6 Specification

Red Jet 6 was built in 2016 by Shemara Refit LLP in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight marking the return of fast ferry building to the UK. At 41.12 metres, Red Jet 6 is Red Funnel's largest Hi-Speed catamaran with a capacity for 275 passengers and 4 crew. She differs from her predecessors by having four MTU 2000 series engines and four MJP waterjet units to give a service speed of 38 knots. 

Red Jet 6 Overview

  • Builder: Shemara Refit LLP, Venture Quays, East Cowes, Isle of Wight United Kingdom
  • Type: 40m Catamaran Passenger Ferry
  • Speed: 38 knots @ 85% maximum continuous rating
  • Range: 200 nautical miles @ 38 knot service speed
  • Crew: 1 x Commander; 1 x Chief Officer; 1-2 x Cabin Attendant (max crew 4)
  • Passenger capacity: 275 seated + 2 wheelchairs
  • Length (overall): 41.12m; Waterline length (excluding waterjet): 37.94m; Beam moulded: 10.87m
  • Draught (loaded): 1.30m; Freeboard: 2.50m 
  • Tank capacities: Fuel oil 5,000 litres; Fresh water 1,000 litres; Lube oil 50 litres; Sullage 500 litres; Oil Bilge 400 litres


  • Main engines: 4 x MTU 10V 2000 M72 direct injection liquid cooled turbocharged intercooled diesels each developing 900kW @ 2,250 rpm. Total combined output: 3600kW. Exhaust emissions meet MARPOL directive IMO II
  • Gearboxes: ZF 3050D
  • Propulsion: 4 x MJP 500 DRB waterjets
  • Steering: Vector control of thrust and steering of both twin waterjets
  • Generators: 2 x Perkins Sabre 63kW 415v 3 phase 50Hz
  • Trim Control: Humphree interceptors to maintain low-wash characteristics

Navigation & Communications

  • Radar: 2 x Furuno FAR2817 radars with 6.5ft open array antennas - 12kW "X" Band. 19" type approved monitors
  • Electronic charting: 2 x Furuno FMD3200 ECDIS system supplied with EC3000 processor. 19" type approved monitors
  • GPS: 2 x Furuno GP170 GPS navigator with Furuno OP-20-23DGPS beacon set
  • Gyro Compass: Simrad GC85
  • Radio: 2 x Furuno FM-8900S class "A" DSC VHF radio telephone with handset
  • AIS: Furuno FA150 class "A" AIS system supplied with FA1502 display unit & transponder


  • Safety video presentation c/w subtitles
  • CCTV: Remote machinery space and passenger accommodation monitoring & recording
  • Liferafts: 3 x Liferaft 151 person open reversible
  • Lifejackets: 295 x SOLAS approved for persons weighing > 43kg; 28 SOLAS approved for persons weighing < 43kg and 8 Infant lifejackets
  • Lifebuoys: 5 x SOLAS approved (comprising: 2 x 30m Buoyant Line; 2 x 4.5kg Bridge Wing for MOB; 1 x Self-igniting light)


  • Cabin: Separated from hulls by anti-vibration mountings designed to reduce noise and improve ride quality
  • Ventilation: Air handling system including air-conditioning and de-humidifier
  • Windows: Tinted with blown air demisting (electrically heated on bridge)
  • Screens: 6 x LED Flat panel displays
  • Multimedia: 1 x Navaho MediaCat
  • Wi-Fi: High capacity solution with multiple carrier 3G/4G back-up
  • Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks service
  • Toilet: Unisex facilities


  • Lloyds Register High Speed Craft, UK MCA Class IV and Naval Surface Craft July 2014
  • HSC 2008 MCA with exemptions
  • MSN-1823 Safety code for passenger ships operating solely in UK categorised waters – Category D
  • Port of Registry: Southampton, United Kingdom

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