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Surf Co Invests $130,000 In New Vessel

  The Nadi-based Fiji Surf Co has added another addition to their fleet of vessels this week taking their total fleet number to five. The latest is a 42 foot
08 Jun 2016 10:29
Surf Co Invests $130,000 In New Vessel
Fiji Surf Co's New Vessel - a 42 foot trimaran called the THUNDERCLOUD

 

The Nadi-based Fiji Surf Co has added another addition to their fleet of vessels this week taking their total fleet number to five.

The latest is a 42 foot Trimaran called ThunderCloud (is the original Cloudbreak name by iTaukei ancestors – translation from Kurukuru-mai-lagi).

Company owner, Ian Muller, said their investment is around $130,000 whereby they have worked extensively for the upgrades including brand new engines.

“We bought the boat from a Canadian guy in Savusavu and was registered locally and it took us close to a year to upgrade and put in new installation,” he said.

“Thundercloud will be doing trips out to Cloudbreak wave and the surrounding reefs and islands of Tavarua and Namotu on a regular basis during and after the Fiji Pro.”

The vessel can carry a maximum of 25 passengers and runs with three crew, a captain and two deck hands.

He said this is something new for Fiji as not only to meet the new demands out there for surfers but to create the new segments and diversifying into other possible markets.

“Thundercloud is a family friendly boat and the trips are designed around that,” Mr Muller said.

“Surfers can come out with the speed boats and meet up with their family on Thundercloud to have lunch and refreshments while sailing back.”

Mr Muller added the vessel will also be available for charters and private functions such as wedding parties, birthdays or corporate groups.  The other boats they own are Vodo Ua, Liberator, Kuru Kuru and Ua Loka.

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 

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