Vessel Type: USL 1D, 2C Glass Bottom Boat

This creative glass bottom, semi-submersible design replaced the original vessel for Boat Torque Cruises of Fremantle, Western Australia. With a passenger survey for 80, 8 ballast compartments and wide open underwater viewing, the safety and functionality of this unique craft is quickly realized after one’s first outing.

The vessel is designed so that in the event of breaking the underwater windows, there is still air space in the below deck viewing lounge. The master has the ability to dump all 30 tones of ballast water in 45 seconds, which renders the vessel stable with only knee depth water in the lounge. Eihter way, the vessel is very safe having been designed AND TESTED for all likely damage states.

The “Underwater Explorer” is the perfect marine park viewing vessel, with a barbecue deck for evening cruises and boom netting and snorkelling for those balmy summer days.

MK 92012

Marine Kit Number: MK 92012

  • Vessel Specifications
  • Hull Length
    22.30 m
    73' 2"
  • Overall Length
    22.3 m
    73' 2"
  • Waterline Length
    21.55 m
    70' 8"
  • Beam
    5.00 m Moulded
    16' 5"
  • Draft @ Working Displ.
    1.45 m
    4' 9"
  • Working Displacement
    67 Tonnes
  • Light Displacement
    56 Tonnes
  • Deck height above Waterline
    1.49 m
    4' 11"
  • Bow Freeboard at rest
    1.49 m
    4' 11"
  • Fuel Capacity
    3000 Litres
    795 Us. Gal.
  • Engine/s
    Perkins T6.3544
  • Total Installed Power
    161 kW
    220 hp
  • Sprint Speed
    18.5 km/hr
    10 Knots
  • Cruise Speed
    11 km/hr
    6 Knots
  • Structure
  • Bottom Plates
    5 mm
  • Side Plates
    5 mm
  • Main Deck Plates
    4 mm
  • Foredeck Plates
    4 mm
  • Superstructure Plating
    4 mm (4 mm Roof)
    5/32" (5/32")
  • Nominal Frame Spacing
    875 mm
    34 1/2"
  • Aluminium Delivery Pack Dimensions
  • Length
  • Breadth
    7' 6"
  • Depth
  • Shipping Weight
    ~20 Tonnes

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