SeaJets Take Off For Grand Bahama Island
Thursday, November 04, 1999
SeaJets, the Palm Beach-based Jetfoil will leave the Port of Palm Beach on November 6, inaugurated regular service of the jets into Grand Bahama Island.
SeaJet Kara will depart from the Port Thursday through Monday at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with scheduled arrivals on Grand Bahama Island at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. Departures from the Island will be at 11:30 a.m. and 6:50 p.m., arriving in Palm Beach at 1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.
Combining their innovative and high speed operation, the jets are able to cover the 65 nautical miles between the Port and the Island in 99 minutes flying time. Flying over the sea's surface, the JetFoils leave no wake and can absorb shock waves up to 19 ft. (5.7 m) - with little or no movement in passenger cabins.
The only two JetFoils operating from U.S. ports, the recently refurbished Boeing 929 jets can accommodate up to 250 passengers.