HSC Fjord Cat
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Fjord Cat in Hirtshals
|Name:||HSC Fjord Cat|
|Builder:||Incat, Tasmania, Australia|
|Homeport:||1998 onwards: Nassau, Bahamas|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9176060|
|Installed power:||4 × Ruston V20RK 270 (28800kW total)|
|Propulsion:||4 × KaMeWa 112F11 waterjets|
HSC Fjord Cat is an Incat-built, ocean-going catamaran. It is one of the world's fastest car carrying passenger vessels and holds the record for the fastest eastbound transatlantic journey. (However, only a more difficult westbound journey would technically qualify for the Blue Riband). In 1998/1999, the ship sailed as Cat-Link V on the Århus-Kalundborg route in Denmark—then operated by Scandlines. From 1999 to 2005 it sailed as Mads Mols for Mols-linien. From 2005 to 2006 it was renamed Incat 049 by T&T Ferries in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2006 it was renamed Master Cat and has since been operating on the route between Kristiansand in Norway and Hanstholm in Denmark, later changed to Hirtshals, in the service of "Master Ferries". This company was merged with Fjord Line on January 1, 2008 and the ferry was renamed Fjord Cat.
- Express is fitted with an additional lounge towards the stern on the upper deck and large panoramic window.
- Boarding.no, December 3, 2007 visited November 27, 2008 (Norwegian)
|Atlantic Eastbound Record
1998 – present