HIGH SPEED JET (ex COSMOS JET / SEA RUNNER / SPEEDRUNNER 1 / EMERAUDE GB / HOVERSPEED GREAT BRITAIN / CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS)

  • Press ReleasesHoverspeed Great Britain pictured in New York before her record breaking crossing of the Atlantic. InCat.

    [PR] Incat Tasmania celebrates holding Transatlantic Record for 30 years

    Thirty years ago this week, 'Hoverspeed Great Britain', captured the Hales Trophy for the fastest Tranasatlantic voyage, a record held by Incat craft ever since.

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  • Photo featuresLADY OF MAN seen in Belfast on September 13th, 1996. Copyright ¬© Alan Geddes

    Former ferries of NI Pt.4: Isle of Man Steam Packet and SeaCat

    A photographic look back at some of the ferries which have operated to or within Northern Ireland, including those which operated both for present operators and those which no longer exist. Part 4 focuses on the Isle of Man Steam Packet and Seacat.

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  • In Waters NewHoverspeed Great Britain pictured crossing the Dover Strait.

    HIGH SPEED JET (ex Hoverspeed Great Britain, InCat 025)

    Hoverspeed Great Britain was the first of Hoverspeeds 74m long car-carrying catamarans, dubbed "SeaCat"'s. Find out more here.

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    Latest updates for June ’15

    New ferries added The following vessel profiles have had technical data, photographs, and some history added: Seacat Scotland Seacat Danmark The Seacat Isle of Man/Snaefell and Hoverspeed Great Britain pages should be finished in the coming week. Changes to existing ferry posts The following vessel profiles have had material added or changed European Causeway/European Highlander (new photographs added and reformatted with headings) Stena Superfast VII/Stena Superfast VIII (reformatted, added headings, and updated to reflect the introduction of Stena Superfast X) Changes to pages and navigation Ferry routes and operators page rewritten due to a formatting issue on some browsers. New category added “NI Ferry Profiles (current)” and added to menu (filed under “The NI Ferry Fleet” to allow easier navigation…

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  • Photo featuresPride of Rathlin (Chantry Classics Postcard).

    Some former North Channel Ferries in photographs

    This post has been replaced by a new dedicated page here. Photographs of some of the ferries which previously plied their trade in our waters.  Note, that due to the age of these photographs (many of which where originally taken with film cameras and scanned), picture quality is sometimes not up to modern standards.

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