Panther joins fleet
23 November, 2017, 12:00 am
FIJI’S leading tourist transfer company, South Sea Cruises, has purchased yet another $6 million vessel which was officially launched on Monday at Port Denarau, Nadi.
South Sea Cruises CEO Brad Rutherford said the brand new vessel would further enhance their status in the tourism market.
“It also shows our focus on the growing Fijian tourism market and our existence in being a market leader in marine tourism,” he said.
“The Panther will service Tokoriki and Matamanoa as well as parts of the Mamanuca and Yasawas.
“It has a 240 passenger capacity.”
He said South Sea Cruises had seven vessels in their fleet and there were plans already in place for the purchase of another new vessel next year.
The new catamaran was built in Australia by Marine Engineering Consultant (MEC).
The Panther is the second vessel bought by the company this year. Tiger V arrived earlier this year.