The "Halunder Jet" to Heligoland
Heligoland Ahoy! New, superior-quality sailing experience
The work took just over a year, the big day is finally here: the successor to the Halunder Jet is ready. Around 250 shipyard employees and 60 employees from Förde Reederei Seetouristik worked on the catamaran in the AUSTAL shipyard in Cebu. After 15 years of loyal service, we finally said goodbye to the old Halunder Jet in the fall of 2017. It was hauled to the west coast of America, where, as the Clipper V, it will carry traffic between Seattle in the USA and Victoria on Vancouver Island (Canada).
The new catamaran sets new standards, in particular when it comes to comfort: wider seats, more legroom and, above all, an even better view. The captivating interior was designed by Australian design office Spear Green. Its bright and friendly atmosphere invites visitors to linger. Nine panoramic windows, a 4-zone air-conditioning system, several flat screens and a roughly 200 m2 open-air deck ensure that our Heligoland fans will enjoy an even more modern and comfortable trip in future – indeed, for many their arrival on board becomes the vacation.
Measuring 56 meters in length, the new vessel can accommodate around 680 Heligoland lovers – 20% more than before. Four MTU engines (type: 16V4000M63L), four auxiliary generators (type: Volvo D5A TA) and four Kamewa S71 waterjets propel the catamaran to a maximum speed of 36 knots (67 km/h).