Catalina Express Fleet
Cat Express, the all aluminum high speed catamaran, has three passenger decks, spacious seating inside with tables and benches grouped around windows, outdoor seating, air-conditioned cabins, two bars and snack stations, five restroom facilities, and in-cabin television monitors displaying selected programming.
The $4 million, all aluminum catamaran, Cat Express, was introduced into Catalina service on Memorial Day weekend in 1991. At 97 feet in length and a beam of 36 feet, Cat Express carries up to 360-passengers at speeds of 26-knots and makes the trip between the mainland and Catalina Island in about an hour. The boat features three passenger decks including a top deck for open-air seating and two enclosed decks, restroom facilities and snack bars.
Designed by Incat of Australia, the world renown designer of fast ferries and built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in the state of Washington in 1987, the boat was upgraded with new interior enhancements in 2005. The vessel is outfitted with a state-of-the-art full ride control system for passenger comfort and safety.
The Cat Express provides a number of enhanced passenger services and facilities. Among them are spacious seating configurations with tables and benches grouped around windows, one completely open-air deck, two snack bars for refreshment service, in-cabin air conditioning and television monitors displaying selected programing. The vessel carries five to six crew members including a deck assistant to help passengers with storing of carry-on baggage.
The boat can be chartered for large groups and is an ideal venue for special events and day trips to Catalina Island.
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