High Speed CatamaraN
established in 1996 and registered company as Company Limited
since 15 November 1999. Which operator a unique fleet of high-speed
catamaran ferries service from Koh Samui to Koh Phang, Koh-Tao,
Chumporn and from Chumporn route to Bangkok by the A/C bus.
High Speed Ferries is the first and the only one fast ferries
operation in Thailand , giving you a journey that is all about
speed, style and service. The company has 3 ferries which are
"Pralarn" , "Namuang" and "Maenam"They
are the fastest sea crossing in The Gulf of Thailand.
is 20 meter long and carries more than 140 passengers.
is 26 meter long and carries more than 240 passengers.
is 26 meter long and carries more than 280 passengers.
to conventional ferries, Lomprayah fleet of smaller, faster vessels
results in fast loading and uploading couples with the fact
that at all our cross Gulf of Thailand services are run from dedicated
ports, makes travelling with Lomprayah a personal, stylish, fast
and hassle free experience.
Samui in " Fast Ferry International Magazine " (May,
operator takes delivery of third catamaran
Thai operator Lomprayah High Speed Ferries has taken delivery
of its third catamaran, Incat Crowther 25m Maenam. The two other
vessels in its fleet, Crowther Design 20m Pralarn and 25m Namuang,
were built at the Asian Marine Services yard in Bangkok and entered
service in 2002 and 2004.
was delivered by a different builder, Sea Crest 1993 Company in
Samutprakarn, who assembled components produced in Australia.
The 25m catamaran is the largest 'kit boat' produced by Crowther
Design, now Incat Crowther after the merger with Incat Designs
director Brett Crowther reports, "The vessel was built from
a fully developed and pre-cut aluminium package. The plate and
extrusions were purchased from One Steel in Western Australia.
aluminium package and design provided by Incat Crowther allows
us to reduce first time high speed aluminum ferry builders' exposure
to many of the issues that are faced by other yards at a similar
Maenam has a more powerful propulsion package than 25m catamaran
Namuang, Two Caterpillar 3412E diesels rated at 820 kW at 2,300
rpm each power a five bladed fixed pitch propeller via a Twin
Disc MG 6557A gearbox.
Another major difference between Lomprayah High Speed Ferries'
two 25m catamarans is an extended upper deck saloon on Maenam.
This has 49 seats, compared with 24 on NaMuang.
main deck saloons of both vessels are fitted out with 176 seats
and a kiosk aft. Three toilers can be accessed from the rear deck.
The new catamaran also has 30 external seats aft on the upper
deck, two more than Namuang.
All three of Lomprayah High Speed Ferries' catamarans are operating
off the east coast of Thailand, on a route between Cumphon and
the islands of Koh Tao , Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.
return services a day are currently timetabled, with fastest scheduled
times of 1 hour 30 minutes for Chumphon - Koh Phangan and 3 hours
45 minutes for Chumphon - Koh Samui.
Crowther 25m catamaran Maenam
Length overall : 25.0 m
Length waterline : 23.0 m
Beam overall : 8.5 m
Depth moulded : 3.0 m
Draught - Hull : 1.3 m
Deadwight : 33,430 kg
Capacities - Fuel : 2x3,000 litres , -Fresh water : 2x1,000 litres
, -Sullage : 1x1,000 litres
Passengers - Main saloon : 176 , - Upper saloon : 49 , -Upper
deck external : 30 , - Total : 255
Crew : 10
Service speed : 29 knots
Range : 300 n miles
Main engines : 2xCaterpillar 3412E 820Kw at 2,300 rpm
Auxiliary power : 2xPerkins 4GTM 45kW