Red Funnel - Red Jet 6

by Rapid Welding 12. November 2015 16:44

Photo via Red Funnel

Construction of the Red Jet 6, a 40m high speed catamaran costing around £6m to build, is well underway on the Isle of Wight, the first of her kind to be built by UK businesses for 15 years. With tenders for the build received from across the globe, Red Funnel finally placed the order with Shemara Refit LLP  

This latest addition to Red Funnel's fleet aims to improve passenger accommodation, reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency. With the capacity to carry 275 passengers in a spacious, well lit cabin with ship-to-shore Wi-Fi and a state of the art air-handling system, (not to mention the capability of carrying 22 bicycles!), it's no surprise to read that passenger comforts, safety, and the environment were at the forefront of the design process.  

 

Photo via Red Funnel

With the build underway on the island, we are thrilled to be able to play a small part in the creation of this vessel. Two of our team, David Dunn (Rapid Welding) and Damian Bryant (RentArc), have developed a good working relationship with Shemara Refit from the very start of the process, initially supplying welding consumables such as grinding discs, wire and gauntlets, as well as straight line cutters and hiring aluminium welding sets. More recently, an order for 12 Kemppi FastMigs with the Supersnake system - ideal for boat building and welding in confined spaces - was placed. 

With Summer 2016 the deadline for completion for Red Jet 6, we are delighted to have been involved in this exciting project from the start. One of our greatest strengths is maintaining excellent relationships with our customers, and we are proud to be Shemara Refit's first port of call for all their welding needs.

All lined up! 12 Kemppi FastMigs with Supersnake system  

For more information on the Red Jet 6, click here.

 

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