Our Fleet

The Fleet

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.

Technical specifications

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

Fully air-conditioned

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

The Crew

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.