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It's all aboard for the Pattaya to Pranburi sea ferry

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The image ( photo) is just a small craft a Master Five vessel 24 meters .

The one proposed raises many bigger questions .

It would be a Master three vessel and have a significant draft unfit for Pattaya without a large dredging programme .

It's also unlike a docking wharf without again lots of work can be achieved for such a craft.

Then there are serious safety concerns involved with this time table or are they talking about several craft?

This catamaran averaged over 40 knots trans atlantic and cruises at over 50 knots. It holds 150 cars and 1000 passengers.

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Agree with most of the posts; fare is too high, ferry terminals in wrong place etc. I used to live on the Isle of Wight in the UK with a ferry service that chugged to and from every hour or so with lorries, cars pax etc. Very cheap. After it was 'privatised' it has recently come out as the most expensive ferry in Europe, but that is beside the point. Over here I lived near Hua Hin for 10 years and I could never understand why there was no ferry link across the Gulf of Siam, particularly for lorry and container traffic. To set one up just for pax and cars (and presumably m/cs as well) at such an exorbitant price, not only seems barking mad, but doomed to failure. However, TIT and someone will make a lot of money out of it before it goes t1ts up.

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The image ( photo) is just a small craft a Master Five vessel 24 meters .

The one proposed raises many bigger questions .

It would be a Master three vessel and have a significant draft unfit for Pattaya without a large dredging programme .

It's also unlike a docking wharf without again lots of work can be achieved for such a craft.

Then there are serious safety concerns involved with this time table or are they talking about several craft?

This catamaran averaged over 40 knots trans atlantic and cruises at over 50 knots. It holds 150 cars and 1000 passengers.

Incat High Speed Ferries

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Impressive. And it is on an international route, with millions of potential users.

"The Rio de la Plata estuary between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay, is about to welcome an incredibly fast and luxurious new arrival.

A 99-metre long 'Wave Piercing Catamaran' will soon be whizzing up to 1024 passengers and 150 cars between the two cities at a maximum speed of 58.1 knots, or 67 mph.

And the manufacturers of the 450-tonne ferry say that is it 'certainly the fastest ship in the world.' (Mail on Sunday)

Who will use the "Pattaya to Pranburi" ferry?

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If the government or its associates are involved in this venture it may become a requirement for all farangs to take this trip on a monthly basis!

As noted ferries have to be RoRo, notoriously unstable unless driven correctly! 30 cars & 12 motorbikes! wonder who makes this stuff up!

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If it's anything like the Lang Kawi high speed ferry, stay well away. Passengers are crammed in, the seats are tiny, absolutely no legroom, uncomfortable and in long rows. You're better off in a minivan, bus or the train

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Greed, greed and more greed.... coffee1.gif

What else one can expect in Land of Scams and the " ASEAN hub of justice affairs " cheesy.gif

How is investing in a business and then charging 20 quid for a 90 minute journey a scam or greed?

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