Marine

Brix Marine delivers new water taxi to Canada

January 17, 2022

Brix Marine’s PAXCAT portfolio is a range of aluminum catamarans up to 52′ which can be custom designed to the requirements of each owner. Brix Navy picture

Navy Brix has designed and delivered the latest installment in its PAXCAT portfolio, a 32’x12′ catamaran, Goat 1to the Qathen Xwegus Management Corp. (QXMC) in September 2021. QXMC is the trading arm of the Klahoose First Nation, located on Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada. The company, whose businesses include forestry, aquaculture, tourism and retail, operates the 12-passenger vessel as a water taxi.

A traditional cedar brushing ceremony marked the ship’s arrival at Klahoose Desert Appeal. “This process took over a year from concept to delivery, but we couldn’t be happier. We were looking for a quality custom build and working with Charlie Crane and the Brix team allowed us to realize our vision. Our new water taxi business could not have started on a better footing,” QXMC Managing Director Bruno Pereira said in a statement announcing the delivery.

Chef Kevin Peacey added, “I couldn’t be prouder to own this new vessel and operate this new business. It is exciting to see our team laying strategic foundations for future generations of the Klahoose Nation.

Powered by a twin VolvoPenta 270 hp D4 engines with Aquamatic DPI outputs, Goat 1 is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation through Desolation Sound. Electrical service includes a 12VDC system, eight dual USB ports for passengers and 30 amp shore power at the dock.

The complete configuration of the Model 3212-CTC with interior grab bars along the centerline, combined with dual port and starboard side boarding doors, provides secure passenger access from stern to stern. An 18,750 BTU diesel-heated cabin, externally accessible head compartment with electric marine toilet and 12 individual passenger seats ensure comfort. Additionally on deck are six 11″ tie-down cleats, a hinged anchor storage locker in the bow, a transom with a hinged aluminum door, handrails and grab bars. everywhere, a folding radar and antenna mast and a roof access ladder.

The tank includes two 150 gallon tanks. fuel tanks and a 25 gallon. fresh water tank.

The electronic suite includes a Garmin GPSMAP 8612 12″ MFD/sonar; VHF radio, hailer and antenna; 18 HD+ 4 kW radar; 600 watt transducer; and NMEA 2000 networking system.

Brix Marine’s PAXCAT portfolio is a range of aluminum catamarans up to 52′ which can be custom designed to the requirements of each owner.