Houlder undertook the Gosport Ferry design to provide Portsmouth Harbour with an improved service. The ‘Harbour Spirit’ carries 300 walk on passengers as well as bicycles and motor bikes. Propulsion is by rudder propellers with engine rooms at each end.
This vessel provides a vital connection service between Portsmouth and Gosport. When designing this vessel it was important to ensure that it would be able to run consistently and reliably between the ports.
Maximum Length Overall;- 32.90m
Breadth moulded;- 10.20m
Depth Moulded; 3.40m
Freeboard at design draft;- 1.30m
Design Draft; 1.95m
DEADWEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
Crew Stores and Spares; 5 tonnes
Passengers;- 30 tonnes
Fresh water;- 3 tonnes
Marine Gas Oil;- 46 tonnes
Lubricating Oils;- 1 tonne
Total Deadweight;- 85 tonnes
At Design Draught;- 10knots
NRF (Netherlands) Box coolers fitted
ACCOMMODATION (ALL SEATED)
In two lounges and on deck;-
I 5 IN (2.0) Z Passenger Vessel
External: According to MSN 1823 (M) for category C & D waters.
Internal:- PHONTECH Public address System SPA 1500 inc. Radio & CD
Furuno MF088 radar processor
Furuno GP150 Marine GPS Navigator
Furuno SC-150 Satellite compass
Furuno FE700 Echo Sounder
2 Scania DI13 (294kW) units limited to 241kW output
2 Perkins 4GM four cylinder 4-stroke engines of 35kW capacity
2 Veth thrusters VZ200 installed one at each end
Fully controllable and recordable CCT system with full vessel coverage of both accommodation and for use during berthing.