We use this kind of boat because it’s made for these waters. It will cut through even big waves like there’s nothing.
And it’s quite fast. Propelled with two 1700 cc 3 cylinder diesel engines from Iseki it will give us 10 knots or about 18 km/h. And with that speed the remote reefs aren’t that far away. The two engines also works as a safety. If there is problems with one, there is always the other.
It’s the right size for us. We really don’t want to fill our boat with 20 divers and make you dive in big groups. That’s not what we do. We comfortably fill the 15 meter long boat with up to 8 divers, and if there is more people, they will have to wait for another trip.
We are Norwegians, and the traditional longtail boat resembles a traditional viking longship. And of course that makes us feel even more like Norsemen.
The boat is rigged for diving with consoles for tanks, O2 equipment onboard, ladders and so on. Safety equipment like life jackets is of course onboard.