|Namesake:||Penac means "fair winds" in the Saanich|
Canadian Coast Guard
|Port of registry:||Copenhagen
|Builder:||British Hovercraft Corporation, Cowes, England|
|Homeport:||CCG Hovercraft Base Richmond, BC - Pacific Region|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2011[update]|
|Type:||BHC AP1-88/BHT-130 hovercraft|
|Length:||25.4 m (83 ft 4 in)|
|Beam:||11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)|
|Propulsion:||Jet drive with 2 variable pitch turbos|
|Speed:||45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph) maximum|
There are plans to replace Penac with newer ACV http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/e0011739
Penac was purchased from UK in 2004  as a used vessel. Originally named Liv Viking, it was a passenger hovercraft ordered by Hovertravel of Copenhagen and carried the livery for SAS. Liv Viking never entered service as her route was replaced with bridge.
Sold back to the United Kingdom, it was purchased by the Government of Canada and converted to be used by the Canadian Coast Guard. The Liv Viking was stripped to its frame (to save paying design fees) and completely rebuilt to Canadian Coast Guard Specifications.
List of other Canadian Coast Guard hovercrafts:
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