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Blue World Safaris
Written by Administrator    Saturday, 21 July 2012 13:31    PDF Print E-mail

MV Blue World is a truly multipurpose vessel, being equally at home accommodating corporate getaways, team-building events, film crews, weddings, sightseeing, snorkelling, cruising, exploring, diving, kayaking and camping expeditions. Blue World's speed and comfortable ride also bring more exotic and faraway sights within easy reach. Bring your own music and plug it into the catamaran's stereo system; the widescreen TV is set up for Power Point Presentations.

Austhai 1600 Dive Catamaran Series
Technical Specifications


All measurements according to ISO8666
* - estimated (depends of propeller diameter limit), ** - for one hull
Blue World Charters
Charter MV Blue World by day for your family, or a group of friends; overnight stays for large groups of people can be arranged with participating hotels. Consider Blue World for your corporate event or for that romantic beach wedding.Charter prices include use of Blue World's facilities, including kayaks and snorkel gear. Diving carries an extra charge and must be booked in advance. The maximum number of guests allowed is 36, which leaves ample space for all guests to sit, sunbathe or move around in comfort.

Blue World Excursions
Sightseeing and Snorkelling Anchor in sheltered bays, enjoy a gourmet lunch, explore beautiful islands, sink your feet into white sand beaches and snorkel on shallow coral reefs that are teaming with colour and tropical marine life.

Kayaking
Explore enchanting coves, caves and secluded beaches. Blue World carries four Ocean Kayaks which are very stable and seat two adults and one child.

Discover Scuba
Why not take snorkelling one step further and enjoy the magic of the underwater world on a one-toone dive experience on a shallow coral reef with one of our qualified instructors? (A limited number of divers can be accommodated on each sight seeing trip at an extra charge – please book in advance.)


Blue World Diving Excursions
Blue World is a fast, luxury dive catamaran that brings amazing dive sites within reach that were once only possible by overnight stays on live-a-board boats. Exciting dive sites like the Similans or Hin Daeng can be reached from Phuket in just over two hours. There is also plenty to do on the boat for those who would normally stay in the hotel when partners go diving. The dive sites vary from the picturesque suitable for all levels of diver to the more adventurous and spectacular dives that require greater experience and planning. Dedicated dive trips can take a maximum of 24 Divers and 48 Dive Cylinders. Blue World operates the whole year round,


Why a Catamaran?
The void between the hulls of a catamaran creates a cushion of air that acts as a natural shock absorber giving a smoother and more comfortable ride. At the same time, the narrow twin hulls cut through the waves more efficiently reducing vertical movement and eliminating "slamming".
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The Build
The Austhai 160 series of commercial catamarans was designed by leading architect Albert Nazarov of Albatross Marine Design ( www.amdesign.co.th ) specifically to meet the sea conditions on the west coast of Thailand. Before commencing the design, both the architect and the builder visited the area, made several trips to the various west coast island destinations, and had discussions with a number of operators on the western coast. The conclusions reached were that a semidisplacement hull of 16 metres in length would provide optimum seaworthiness, economy at the desired speeds and cater to the optimum number of passengers. Two versions of the boat were designed on the one hull. One is a ferry, callable of transporting up to 80 passengers in comfort and the second is a Dive Cat, capable of carrying up to 40 divers and 80 tanks. Various other options and layouts are also available.

The first build commissioned by Blue World Safaris was completed in October of 2011 and is now operating from its base in Phuket. This vessel is a multipurpose boat, with owner and crew accommodation. It's equipped for 24 divers or up to 60 passengers on nondiving trips. Featuring twin 400 HP Yanmar diesel shaft drives, the vessel has proven to offer exceptional economy under operating conditions at a cruising speed of 25 knots. The hull design enables a cruising sped of up to 30 knots with larger engines. Exceptional passenger comfort is inherent in the design, as the boast offers a superb soft ride, with ample space for passengers to move around the boat in comfort, and sunbathing areas too. The extensive flybridge seats up to 20, while the lower salon offers more sheltered accommodation. The huge aft deck offers ample room for divers to kit up. The boat is also equipped with numerous extras to increase the passenger experience, such as a full galley, deck mounted barbecue, glass bottom boat, etc.

Construction of the second boat, a general purpose charter boat, is scheduled for commencement in July.
For further information contact Austhai Marine Co., Ltd, www.austhaimarine.com