About our Boats

About the Tangalooma Island Resort Boats

Tangalooma Island Resort currently has 3 catamarans transporting guests across to the resort from Brisbane, and 1 large landing barge used to transport food and supplies over to the resort.

Tangalooma Jet

At 40 metres in length, the Jet is the largest boat in Tangalooma’s fleet, carrying up to 340 passengers to Moreton Island in unsurpassed speed and comfort. Built in Cairns in 1991, a 16 day voyage from Japan via Saipan and New Ireland saw the arrival of the $1 million wave piercing catamaran in Brisbane in July 2001. It now features new Cummins engines and Rolls Royce water jets as of 2014.

Tangalooma JetBoat Type:

Aluminium Wave piercing Catamaran

Year Built:

1992

Size:

Weight: 130 tonnes
Length: 40 metres

Machinery:

2 x Cummins KTA 50 @ 1400kw each
2 x Rolls Royce 63S4 Water Jets

Capacity:

Maximum Capacity: 340
Seats: 400

Boat Info:

Cruise Speed: 25kts
Top Speed: 32kts

Tangalooma Flyer

Launched in 1981 with a capacity of up to 180 passengers, the Flyer was Tangalooma’s first catamaran. After 28 years of service it has carried more than 3.5 million passengers across Moreton Bay. During this time, it has travelled 900,000 nautical miles – equivalent to 1.6 million kilometres, or 38 laps of the equator. In November 2005, the Flyer underwent a four-month refit worth about $900,000. 

Tangalooma FlyerBoat Type:

Aluminium Catamaran

Year Built:

1982

Size:

Weight: 38 tonnes
Length: 20 metres

Machinery:

2 x MTU series 60 @ 500kw each
2 x 4 Blade High speed propellers

Capacity:

Maximum Capacity: 180
Seats: 195

Boat Info:

Cruise Speed: 22kts
Top Speed: 28kts

Tangalooma Express

With a capacity of 90 passengers, the Express covers a distance of over 1000 nautical miles, or 1800 kilometres per week. Built in Brisbane, the Express was launched in September 2004 at a cost of about $2 million.

Tangalooma ExpressBoat Type:

Aluminium Wave piercing Catamaran

Year Built:

2004

Size:

Weight: 30 tonnes
Length: 22 metres

Machinery:

2 x MTU series 60 @ 500kw each
2 x 4 Blade High speed propellers

Capacity:

Maximum Capacity: 90
Seats: 115

Boat Info:

Cruise Speed: 22kts
Top Speed: 28kts

Rainbow Venture

Tangalooma Island Resort’s Rainbow Venture barge is used to supply just about the whole resort, from food and drinks to rubbish and machinery. Serving a different purpose to the people transferring catamarans which take 75 minutes, the barge takes 3.5 hours to get from Brisbane to Tangalooma. 

Tangalooma Barge Rainbow VentureBoat Type:

Steel Landing Barge

Year Built:

1986

Size:

Weight: 120 tonnes
Length: 35 metres

Machinery:

1 x MTU Series 60 @ 330kw & 1 x MAN V10 @ 220kw
2 x 4 Blade low speed propellers

Capacity:

Maximum Capacity: 50
Seats: 50

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