Jalboot fast ferries are built from an in house design, powered by high speed jets and fuel efficient twin Volvo Penta engines.
The catamaran design of our vessels means that we minimise the waves and wash we create. That also means we cause less damage to the sea bed and marine channels.
Water jet propulsion systems do not use external propellers. That means we minimise disruption and potential harm to marine life under the surface.
Our engines are among the most fuel efficient currently available in the market. We have plans to run future vessels on hybrid systems, electric drives, and even harnessing augmented solar energy.
Nothing is dumped into the sea, and we work to minimise the waste we do create, ensuring that it is always responsibly processed.
Key material = Infused Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), also referred to as Fibreglass.
Length = 17.5m Length
Beam (width) = 6 metres
Draft = 0.830 metres
Top Speed = 30 Knots
Power: 2 x 700 horsepower Volvo Penta Engines
Jet system: 2 x Hamilton Water Jets
Number of seats: 40
Leather business class style seating
Wheelchairs accommodated (2 per boat)
Panoramic windows and skylights
Safety, Security and Comfort
Video and sound system
Life raft and life jackets for all passengers and crew
Radar, GPS (Global Positioning System), Shortwave Radio and SART (Search & Rescue Transponder)
Boat capable of running on single engine
Backup generator for electrical system
Jalboot boats have a crew of three, supported onshore by a large customer service and operations team.
All our crew are fully qualified to a standard that exceeds local requirements and trained to provide the highest level of customer service.