AB EXPLORER - SHALLOW DRAFT LOW WASH PASSENGER FERRY

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

AB EXPLORER

At 18.42 metres, the AB Explorer is a shallow draft, low wash passenger ferry suited to open water, harbour and river transfers. With an ideal seating arrangement, the twin hulled vessel offers creature comforts including padded seats in the enclosed cabin, lower deck. A fully railed stair well between decks and a shade bimini (top deck) allows passengers comfortable options. Able to carry 150 passengers within class 1E, the AB Explorer operates efficiently boasting easy entry and exit points for safe passenger movement. A compact bow ladder offers shore based landings without passengers' shoes having to get wet.
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  • Suited to open water, harbour and river transfers
  • Creature comforts including padded seats in the enclosed cabin

  • A fully railed stair well between decks and a shade bimini
  • Able to carry 150 passengers within class 1E

I have been out with AB Marine more than ten times in the past year for project work in the Gladstone area. The staff are highly skilled, helpful and flexible and ensure our surveys run smoothly. I would always choose AB Marine as their service and local knowledge is second to none, and recommend them to anyone without hesitation!
Jess – Wildlife Biologist

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Name: AB Explorer
  • Registration: (Qld) 23703QD
  • Class: USL 1D
  • Area: Partially Smooth
  • Length: 18.42m
  • Capacity: 114 persons 1D, 150 persons short voyage
  • Engines: 2 x 231kw Cummins diesel
  • Service Speed: 17kts
  • Safety Equipment: To USL 1D
  • Access: Bow shore landing ladder, aft pontoon loading
Peter Neven

I first started using AB Marine Services a number of years ago and have continued to do so ever since. A prompt response to urgent matters plus safe and reliable work ethic from the AB team has kept our personnel and operations on track.  Peter Neven, Work Co-ordinator

Dr David Rohweder

Sandpiper Ecological Surveys has used AB Marine Services to conduct shorebird surveys at various sites on the Curtis Coast over the past two years. Regardless of whether we are working in Port Curtis, at the northern end of Curtis Island or in Port Alma, AB Marine are always on-time and, most importantly, their skippers are familiar with local conditions which is critical when working in shallow tidal waters. We have often consulted Adam and his crew about weather and tide conditions and have been provided with honest and accurate information. Adam and his team have always been courteous to Sandpiper staff and interested in the work being undertaken, even spotting the occasional shorebird. I have no hesitation recommending AB Marine Services to any organisation that needs to undertake aquatic-based surveys or research along the Curtis Coast. I certainly intend to use AB Marine whenever working in the Curtis Coast region.
Dr David Rohweder, Sandpiper Ecological Surveys

Jess – Wildlife Biologist

I have been out with AB Marine more than ten times in the past year for project work in the Gladstone area. The staff are highly skilled, helpful and flexible and ensure our surveys run smoothly. I would always choose AB Marine as their service and local knowledge is second to none, and recommend them to anyone without hesitation! Jess – Wildlife Biologist

Major Ian Culloden

The purpose of this is to thank you and your staff for the support provided to me and the combined DSTO/US team. I believe that we all agree, your vessel's master on 'Scylla' became a very valued member of our team; above and beyond simply driving a boat. If I'm asked about marine support I'll certainly recommend AB Marine Services. The service was exemplarity. Major Ian Culloden, Defence Science and Technologies Organisation

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