The six environmentally friendly Transit Systems ferries that call Gladstone Harbour home now have a more permanent sanctuary, with the opening of the new Gladstone Berthing Facility.
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The stunning backdrop of Brisbane City set the scene for Transit Systems to launch two new 35m Enviro Cats bound for the LNG projects in Gladstone. In perfect weather, and in front of a crowd of 90 dignitaries and VIP guests, the proceedings were lead by Transit Systems CEO Clint Feuerherdt. The key speakers on the day included the Hon Tim Nicholls MP, QLD Treasurer and Dick McIlhattan, Bechtel Operations Manager LNG Australia. The event was recorded by television news crews from Channels Seven and Ten.
The third 400 passenger Eco Cruiser for LNG Projects in Gladstone has left the build shed at Aluminium Boats Australia Brisbane Factory. Named “Capricornian Surfer” the photos below show the vessel about to undergo dock trials and systems commissioning in preparation for sea trials.
Our two newest vessels, Brahminy Kite and Duffy are now in Gladstone after they made the trip from Brisbane on Sunday 12 February 2012. During the trip both vessels also undertook safety testing.
Our 24 Metre Eco Cruise "Brahminy Kite" and Paramedic vessel "Duffy" are seen here being prepared for their formal launch and vessel blessing in Brisbane on 7th February 2012.
Our new 24 Metre Eco Cruiser named "Brahminy Kite" is now ready for sea trials in Brisbane. The final touches have been applied before the boat enters the water.
Our Paramedic vessel has now entered the water at the Brisbane based Aluminium Boats Australia factory in Brisbane. The vessel entered the water for a safety test and is currently undergoing commissioning and further testing.
Construction of our Paramedic vessel is nearing completion.
Our third Enviro Cat is now well underway at the Aluminium Boats Australia factory in Brisbane. Hull plating and superstructure are almost complete along with the wheelhouse fit out.
People along Brisbane's river may have been surprised on Tuesday 22 November when our first EnviroCat cruised the cities waterways in a slow speed water trial. The two story vessel dwarfed the Brisbane City Councils CityCat ferries as it made its way from the Aluminum Boats Australia factory near Bulimba, under the Story Bridge and back again. The Enviro Cat will now prepare for it's journey north to Gladstone.
Construction is continuing on our new Paramedic vessel. The superstructure is now 90% complete. You can clearly see the plating now being applied to the hull and sides of the cabin in the images below.
Below is an artists impression of one of the new Paramedic vessel currently under construction for Gladstone Ferries.
The second Enviro Cat 25metre vessel has been launched into the water at the Aluminium Boats Australia factory in Brisbane. It will undergo testing before being taken to Gladstone.
Construction is continuing on our new Paramedic vessel. The superstructure is now 55% complete and you can clearly see the new vessels outline in the photos below.
Below is an artists impression of one of the new passenger ferries currently under construction for Gladstone Ferries.