World Heritage Cruises, Seating Options
Our vessel's extra large windows, spacious layout and excellent seating provides every opportunity to take in the breath taking Gordon River scenery.
All passengers have an allocated seat inside, with access to walk freely all over the vessel.
MV Harbour master
Harbour Master Seating Options
Standard seats- Main Deck centre of the boat around table's of 8
Premium seats - Main Deck Windows or Upper Deck Centre rows of 2
Gold seats - Upper Deck windows in rows of 2
March 2016 we took delivery of our new 35m, 218 passenger catamaran, the MV Harbour Master.
The new vessel, designed by Incat Crowther and constructed in Hobart by specialist aluminium shipbuilder, Richardson Devine Marine, is the culmination of many years of research and development by World Heritage Cruises operating on the Gordon River and Macquarie Harbour.
The lower reaches of the Gordon River has very strict requirements in terms of wake height and wave frequency and the MV Harbour Master has been specifically designed to meet or exceed these parameters.
The company worked closely with Richardson Devine Marine and the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to develop a design that combines excellent cruise comfort, low fuel consumption, low emissions, shallowest possible draught and minimum wake generation.
To achieve the goals we set for the new boat, extensive tank testing was carried out at the AMC during the design process which culminated in the inclusion of several advanced maritime technologies. Operating in Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River provides a number of challenges that evolving technology has allowed us to overcome.
The vessels need to be fuel efficient to keep operating costs and emissions per passenger down, it needs to generate as little wake as possible and because of the shallow water around Sarah Island it needs to draw as little water as possible.
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MV Ocean Spirit
Ocean Spirit Seating Options
Standard seats - Main Deck centre of the boat in rows of 4
Premium seats - Main Deck windows in rows of 4
Ocean Spirit was constructed in the yards of Richardson Devine Marine in 1989, the first vessel constructed by the company who have gone on to build all the vessels for World Heritage Cruises
When constructed the vessel had a 37mtr high mast off the deck, the tallest in the southern hemisphere at the time of construction.
Ocean Spirit went on to Sydney, then to Cairns cruising out to the Great Barrier Reef operating dive charters, eventually becoming a dive platform, after suffering major electrolysis to the hull it was then taken out of survey.
World Heritage Cruises purchased the vessel in 2012 in Cairns from a dry dock and did enough repairs to sail the boat back to Strahan in Tasmania where it began to undergo a new refit.
The mast and rigging were removed, 70% of the hull plating was replaced, the vessel re-powered with 2 x 500hp in line 6 cylinder Scanias, the cabin is new, all new Celery Top Pine decking, new hand rails, basically rebuilt the vessel.
Sailing on to Hobart early February 2015 for the final painting and finishing touches before returning to Strahan to start its first cruise on the Gordon River 22nd May 2015.
Ocean Spirit holds up to 66 passengers, has all leather recliner seats and a licensed bar with espresso coffee, soft drinks and snacks available to purchase. It is a great size for charters and is used for Gordon River cruises through the quieter months June, July, Aug.