RDM are proud to have built the stylish, new, Incat Crowther designed, low wash, 24m 2nd Generation Rocket for service on Sydney Harbour. She is named “Elizabeth Cook” – after Captain Cook’s wife. Elizabeth Cook will add to the Captain Cook fleet and supplement the ‘hop on – hop off’ service around the harbour. Designed and structured to NSCV 1C survey she can also do the run to Manly and on good days, venture offshore for possible whale watching expeditions.
With the successful development of the ‘Hop on – Hop off’ concept, where passengers can buy a day ticket and take as many trips as they like between inner harbour destinations, Captain Cook Cruises are ready to expand their fleet.
The second generation rocket built by Richardson Devine Marine will be a welcome addition, offering a service for up to 198 passengers for the inner harbour 1D survey service. Up to 127 passengers can be carried for 1C operations.
The helmsman has a command position centred in a half in half out pod type wheelhouse with an impressive array of the latest electronic aids to navigation, including Flir night vision.
The 55 upper deck passengers will enjoy the Sydney Harbour scenery with the full outdoor panoramic experience. On the main deck there are 116 passengers seated inside with huge side scenic windows, whilst the aft deck caters for a further 27 passengers.
Elizabeth’s hulls are narrow and sleek, designed for minimum environmental impact particularly when operating in the upper reaches of the harbour. She is powered by twin Scania 500hp DI13 070M engines and will operate at a service speed of 22 knots.