Is the Spirit of Tasmania a catamaran?

Is the Spirit of Tasmania a catamaran?

In 1997, things kicked up a notch with the introduction of the Devil Cat, a Tasmanian-built catamaran that took just six hours to travel from George Town in Tasmania’s north to Station Pier in Port Melbourne.

Is it rough on Spirit of Tasmania?

How rough is the Spirit of Tasmania? The Bass Strait, separating Tasmania from the Mainland, is a very rough patch of water, but for most passengers onboard you’ll barely feel more than a gentle rock.

How long does it take to sail on Spirit of Tasmania?

approximately 9-11 hours
The trip on board Spirit of Tasmania takes approximately 9-11 hours. On days of single sailings, the voyage takes 11 hours. On days of double sailings, the voyage takes 9 hours.

Can I sleep in my campervan at Spirit of Tasmania?

There are 2 options available for your Spirit travel. You can either book your own private room/cabin or stay on deck on a recliner chair in a private lounge area.

What type of ship is Spirit of Tasmania?

MS Spirit of Tasmania I is a roll-on/roll-off ferry operated by TT-Line between Melbourne and Devonport in Australia. Built in 1998 by Kvaerner Masa-Yards at Turku New Shipyard in Finland for Superfast Ferries as MS Superfast IV, since 2002 she has sailed for TT-Line as MS Spirit of Tasmania I.

What is the speed of Spirit of Tasmania?

30.8 knots
MS Spirit of Tasmania II

Draught 6.55 m (21 ft 6 in)
Installed power 4 × Sulzer 16ZA40S diesels 42,240 kW
Speed 30.8 knots (57.0 km/h; 35.4 mph) maximum speed
Capacity 1,400 passengers 750 berths 500 cars 1,464 lanemeters

How rough is the Bass Strait?

As well as the Tasman Sea, the Bass Strait between mainland Australia and Tasmania is also known for being very rough. Like the Tasman Sea, the Bass Strait is heavily influenced by weather patterns and at the same time, the severity of the waves varies depending on which side of the Strait you are on.

Are there two Spirit of Tasmania ships?

There are actually two ships, Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II, simultaneously making the 429km crossing between Melbourne and Devonport.