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Video: Glimpse of the future - from Pattaya to Hua Hin in one hour

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Video: Glimpse of the future - from Pattaya to Hua Hin in one hour

 

 

 

A promotional video gives a glimpse into the future for potential travelers between Pattaya and Hua Hin.

The catamaran ferry "Anatasia" would slash journey times between the eastern seaboard and Prajuab Kirrikhan from the present five or six hour road journey at to little over one hour.

The boat would be able to travel across the Gulf of Thailand at speeds up to 148 kilometers an hour. Both cars and people could use the service.

The catamarans are estimated to cost 900 million baht each. There would be three ports near Pattaya, Pranburi south of Hua Hin and at Bang Pu.

Basic agreements about the service have been reached but the details are still being ironed out as funding is sought.

 

 
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I can glimpse that future. Navigation through brown waters...

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"the details are still being iron out as funding is sought" ok but do not hold your breath :sad:

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The new dream job for Thai children of all ages, being able to legally steer a catamaran, anything,  at 148 Kph.

Now let's see what it can really do !

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Ain't going to happen.....spin factor only !

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16 minutes ago, NongKhaiKid said:

The new dream job for Thai children of all ages, being able to legally steer a catamaran, anything,  at 148 Kph.

Now let's see what it can really do !

Pity help the ferry itself or anything that happens to be in it's path at 148kph. Which could be a submarine, a cruise liner, or an old prop driven tourist ferry with hundreds of people on board. Thailand and nautical safety don't rhyme. In the past safety has been known to be compromised by overloading and greed.

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31 minutes ago, NongKhaiKid said:

The new dream job for Thai children of all ages, being able to legally steer a catamaran, anything,  at 148 Kph.

Now let's see what it can really do !

 

A dream job yes, but the qualifications will be very steep. You will have to be able to swim some 80 kms really fast, how else will you be able to flee the scene after an accident?

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Basic agreements about the service have been reached but the details are still being ironed out as funding is sought.

Ah yes the Thai perpetual sticky wicket the funding. Maybe cancel 1 sub to pay for it. This project makes more sense than a submarine which only carries men and weaponry an exercise in futility as there is no threat of attack from anywhere but China and that is a economical one not military. That would be a David and Goliath confrontation.

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4 hours ago, Brer Fox said:

In the past safety has been known to be compromised by overloading and greed.

You don't say hmm. Yes your right but most of these cases seem to be in limbo. Have the relatives of the deceased received any government compensation yet just asking.

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 at speeds up to 148 kilometers an hour.

 

That includes 20 kms / hour.

 

The fastest I've found is 107.6  kms /hr.

 

http://www.incat.com.au/domino/incat/incatweb.nsf/v-print-friendly/7F29061E7E78BBCDCA257B8E00176876?OpenDocument

 

All safely aboard with Captain Somchai at the helm.

 

I would guess this is not aimed at the 450 Baht budget traveller.

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A cat going 148 km per hour?

Really?

Fastest Incat reaches 107 km/h. (58kn)

Anybody has an idea how expensive exploitation of such a vessel is?

 

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a good and wonderfull project bashed as usual by a small group of bored Thai bashers.

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3 minutes ago, 12DrinkMore said:

 

That includes 20 kms / hour.

 

The fastest I've found is 107.6  kms /hr.

 

http://www.incat.com.au/domino/incat/incatweb.nsf/v-print-friendly/7F29061E7E78BBCDCA257B8E00176876?OpenDocument

 

All safely aboard with Captain Somchai at the helm.

 

I would guess this is not aimed at the 450 Baht budget traveller.

I understand Captain Pugwash has been pre-selected for the job with Seaman Staines as First mate and Master Bates as the deck hand.

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