Image Marine Delivers Cruise Catamaran for Private Operation

Tuesday, January 16, 2001
Image Marine has delivered White Rabbit, a 118 ft. (36m)-cruise catamaran for private operation in Asia.

Image has a background in supplying high quality customized vessels to the commercial live-abroad sector, however, White Rabbit is the first to be built exclusively for private operation.

With a cruising speed of approximately 20 knots, the vessel is based in Singapore and will be used for coastal cruising to destinations such as the Philippines, Indonesia and the Asian Region.

Facilities aboard the White Rabbit are spread throughout two decks with the spacious upper deck dedicated to the owner's suite, bridge and captain's cabin. Custom designed to meet the needs of the owner, the master suite features full-length windows on both sides of the room to optimize ocean views.

Accommodating 12 guests, (six located in the main deck and six in the port hull), White Rabbit accommodates five crewmembers in four twin bunks (located in the hulls) with communal bathroom facilities. The captain's cabin is located directly aft the wheelhouse accommodates two and has a private ensuite and study area. Other crew amenities include a mess area also located in the hulls.

The main deck aboard White Rabbit is focused for onboard entertainment with a dining area seating 10, a bar and large lounge, and entertainment area. The interior features "Tropicane" style furniture throughout with a mixture of soft neutral colors — shades of blue and yellow. Located parallel to the dining area is a spacious, well-equipped galley with adjoining breakfast bar. A small study station is located aft of the lounge area in addition to ample storage space throughout. Entertaining is also extended to the upper deck fly bridge with an outdoor seating area and space for deck chairs and sun lounges.

The catamaran also features water sports and recreational entertainment with the provision of two jet skis located forward on the main deck and two 17 ft. (5.3m) Aquapro rigid inflatable tender vessels located aft on the main deck. Both the jet skis and tender vessels can be launched via a manual davit system and used for general transport purposes. Kencord marine carpet is featured in all outdoor deck areas.

Additional features aboard the vessel include a Sontech Surecom intercom system throughout, a fully equipped laundry and storage space for perishables (located in the hulls) and additional refrigeration/freezer facilities.

White Rabbit can be operated from one central helm with four viewing stations wash with access to a fish finder. Some of the extensive electronics equipment featured in the vessel's wheelhouse includes a Saura AT3000 Auto Pilot, Furuno FCV600L echo sounder, Saura magnetic compass and two Furuno1832 band radars.

Safety equipment includes two 'RFD' Survival 20 person self-inflating life rafts complete with hydrostatic releases, chocks, and conforms to SOLAS requirements. Ample lifejackets for adults and children are provided, and the two 17 ft. (5.3m). Aquapro rigid inflatable tender vessels located aft on the main deck can function as rescue craft.

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