A new luxury passenger catamaran service connecting various Gulf ports is expected to start service by the end of June, it was announced in Doha.
In just three hours, passengers from Doha can reach Bahrain, taking along their families and vehicle, said Adnan el-Mousa, general manager of Qatar International Trading and Investment Company (QIT), and Mohamed Salem Al Mohannadi, general manager of its navigation and tourism division.
There will be a total of five different routes, from Bahrain, the base of the Tylos Ferry company, which runs the service, a Qatar report said.
Besides Bahrain, the catamaran will serve Doha, Dubai, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Umm Qaser and Kuwait.
The 74-metre catamaran car-passenger ferry uses the proven wave-piercing design from the world's most experienced high speed ferry builder, the officials said.
The 200 DWT boat is built at the Incat Tasmania and it can travel at a speed of 37 knots.
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