NSG, along with the Tobago House of Assembly, was instrumental in bringing the first class operation of a Fast Ferry service to Trinidad and Tobago in 2004.  Along with Incat, the ships' manufacturers, and Bay Ferries our operational partner, NSG launched the transformig service with a HSC vessel, THE CAT.

In December 2004 THE CAT sailed its inaugural voyage between Port of Spain and Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago.

The service now consists of two catamaran Fast Ferries - the T&T Express and T&T Spirit.  These ferries carry passengers between Trinidad and Tobago on daily sailings ranging from 4-8> sailings everyday. 

The T&T Express, an Incat 046, is 91m long and is capable of holding 762 passengers and 240 vehicles and travels at 43knots.  The T&T Spirit is slightly bigger vessel at 98m long and has the capacity to hold 900 passengers and 267 vehicles and travels around the same speed as the T&T Express.  Approximately 6,000 people commute daily using these ferries, with figures rising during Carnival and peak holiday times.  It takes 2.5 hours (sometimes less) to make the 85 nautical mile (98 miles) journey from Port of Spain to Scarborough and vice versa.

Sitting at the cutting edge of environmentally friendly craft, Incat provides optimal lightweight ship solutions for ferry operators, special service providers and militaries.  From fast flexible and efficient vehicle-passenger ferries to high-speed military support vessels, crew ships and dynamic platforms, Incat sets the global benchmark in aluminium ship technology.

With the continuing emphasis on eco operations and fuel efficiency Incat has continued to develop the breed with lightweight, environmentally friendly fuel-efficient ships carrying heavier vehicle loads than ever before and at the lowest operational costs.

Incat’s shipyard is on Prince of Wales Bay at Derwent Park near Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The facility incorporates more than 70,000 m2 of undercover production halls.

For more information on Incat, please visit their website.

For more information on PATT's Fast Ferry Service, please visit their website.