Who are the best water taxi manufacturers in the world?

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by watertaxi101, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. watertaxi101
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    watertaxi101 New Member

    Hi there:

    Doing some research for a feasibility study for our city.. need to get some info on:
    costs and maintenance of water taxis?
    Who are the main manufacturers of these craft?
    can u recommend any specific one over others etc.?
    advantages/disadvantages of certain models?

    if anyone can atleast point me in the right direction, i'd really appreciate it!
     
  2. Hydro
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    Hydro Junior Member

    Water Taxi

    I can help with water taxis
    I have attached a picture of an 11m vessel
    contact me if you would like some more detail
     

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  3. glossdesign
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    glossdesign Arch.

    Who's the producer?

    Hi Hydro,
    are you the producer of that vassel?
    Please contact me.
     
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  4. cyclops
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    cyclops Senior Member

    Before you get too interested in all the Taxis in the world, remember. USCG does not accept any foreign boats legaly to be used in public transportation. Unless they pass a very expensive acceptance test. You will face a problem also. Check with your ruling marine laws and insurance availability first.
     
  5. D'ARTOIS
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    D'ARTOIS Senior Member

    Good item for next WTO's gathering,..... about protectionism....
     
  6. cyclops
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    cyclops Senior Member

    Protectionism will always exist. My take is: make the same boat in every country and sell it at the same price in any other country. Never happen.
     
  7. CDBarry
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    CDBarry Senior Member

    Metalcraft in Ontario
     
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  8. cyclops
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    What are your specs. for a water taxi ? # of people or vendors on board ? Special req. ? No noise, smells, Green Power? Duration of cruise and max. speed. What? ---------------- Contact most major sea coast cities that have a marine museum. They have done it all already. Ask for their help. You are not taking their buisness.
     
  9. CDBarry
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    CDBarry Senior Member

    Go to the SNAME panel O-36 website and look at the July 2002 workshop on ferries.
     
  10. ABoatGuy
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  11. CCCM
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    CCCM New Member

    Water Taxi

    WaterTaxi101,

    I have a design already build in aluminium and in service in Quebec, Canada.
    The design is approved by Transports Canada - Marine Safety for 23 passengers high speed craft.
    25 knots in load condition.
    LOA 10 278 mm
    Beam 3 762 mm
    Depth 1 180 mm
    Draft loaded 530mm


    If you want more detail, you can contact me.
     
  12. joakimhansson
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    joakimhansson Junior Member

    Pick up an old thread....

    I need one with diesel inboard. For use inshore in the archipelago of stockholm. 12 Passenger
    Rib or not...Catamaranhull sounds interersting for me.
     
  13. aquform
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    aquform Senior Member

    re water taxi

    Hi
    You can send me a personal e-mail to aquform@gmail.com
    We are asian based of swedish managed boatbuilding company

    best regards
    acuform
     
  14. joakimhansson
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    joakimhansson Junior Member


    e-mail sent.
     

  15. Herman
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    Herman Senior Member

    http://www.tranz.nl/exterieur.htm

    The black and yellow Taxi boats are being used in Rotterdam. Although they had a load of problems with the engines, the boats themself are OK. They changed the engines (to Volvo I believe...) some time ago, and now the complete package is working.
     
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