After you’ve entered the new Incat main office, you’ll walk through to a high level viewing area on your way to the museum proper. You’ll be able to see the current vessels under construction in the enormous drydock area below.
The main room of the museum, the Clifford Room tells the history and development of Incat passenger/vehicle ferries spanning over 50 years, including three Incat vessels winning The Hales Trophy for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a passenger ship. Incat has held the record for 30 years.
Displays and models tell the story of Incat’s early days, starting from Robert Clifford’s fishing days, the formation of the Sullivan’s Cove Ferry Company after the collapse of the Tasman Bridge in Hobart, through to the first catamarans to service the Great Barrier Reef.
Thompson Room is a section of the museum devoted to Incat’s presence at the Olympic Games in 2000. During the Olympic Games, Incat Hull 057, a 98m wave piercing catamaran was berthed in Darling Harbour and used by Austrade as a networking centre for Australian and international business people. One of the modifications made for the […]
This area houses the museum gift shop, with a display of Incat’s presence in Bass Strait. It also shows what’s happening currently in the shipyard and an interactive map showing Incat catamarans worldwide.
A comfy sitting room where you can view scrapbooks of press clippings or watch videos of Incat vessels around the world.