Cats on the Water

For over 25 years, Incat has been leading the world in developing high-speed, smooth-riding catamaran ferries.

With a revolutionary wave-piercing hull design, Incat has become the number one choice for ferrying passengers and vehicles en masse across the roughest of seas.

As a symbol of Australian innovation, Incat remains a family business based on the Derwent River in Hobart, Tasmania. Surrounded by some of the roughest oceans in the world, Tasmania represents a unique challenge to mariners that has inspired generations of passionate boat-builders.

This is the secret to their success. Founder Robert Clifford and his brother Tony have seen through tough times and are now rebuilding their skilled workforce with the help of long-term staff.

"This stuff is world class, and all from a little place in Tasmania," remarks Andrew Price, a shipwright from a timber family.

It is this deep passion for boat building that has seen him easily translate his trade skills from timber ships to aluminum catamarans.

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VJ Michael Park