INTRODUCTION

Besides the passenger ferry boats, Navgathi is now developing high-performance pleasure boats taking the advantage of leading-edge technology and experience in creating innovation. Our water taxi “Nirva” is a combination of high efficiency, top-level performance, and passenger comfort.  Once operational Nirva will be one of the fastest boats operating in Kerala backwaters.

The elegant and unique passenger centered design makes Nirva different and highly noticeable. Passenger cabin gives a full open view for the passengers, in a controlled and enclosed spacious cabin with comfortable seating. The vessel is carefully designed for easy handling, reduced crew workload and most importantly maximizing the fuel efficiency.

ADVANCED FEATURES

Efficient – Low weight catamaran hull with a highly maneuverable outboard propulsion system

Passenger Comfort – Comfortable seats with panoramic windows

Modern – High-efficiency hull with ergonomic styling

TECHNICAL PARTICULARS

Length: 8.5 M
Breadth: 3.8 M
Depth: 1.1 M
Draught: 0.5 M
Displacement: 5.8 Tonnes
Speed: 28 Kmph
Propulsion: Diesel OBM
Material: GRP
Compliment: 10 Passengers
Classification: IR Class (IRS)

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India’s First Water Taxi Inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister

India’s first water taxi ordered by Kerala State Water Transport Department, designed and built Navgathi has joined the parent fleet. The vessel was inaugurated through live conferencing by Kerala Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan on 15th October 2020 in the presence of  Ministers Shri AK Saseendran, Shri Thomas Isaac, and Shri. AM Arif (Member of Parliament)

Kerala CM inaugurating Water taxi at Alappuzha

Safety features of water taxi

Safety

Navgathi’s Build in safety features as the standard safety platform together with the state of the art safety measures/standards from the IRS and KIV is applied in this vessel. The vessel is designed to maximize the comfort for passengers and crew delivering maximum performance without compromising safety.

Performance of water taxi

Performance

Powered with a 175 HP high-performance diesel OBM together with the modern catamaran hull form, Nirva water taxi can easily attain a speed of 15 knots. Advanced catamaran hull reduces the drag significantly and helps the vessel to attain these high speeds with less fuel consumption and low vibrations

Innovative features of water taxi

Innovation

ECN 3600, an advanced electric steering developed by Navgathi  R&D team increases both maneuverability and control at high speeds in full load conditions. All auxiliary load will be powered by CIPS (Compact Intelligent Energy storage unit) and flexible solar panels atop the boat. These features added aiming to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX.

Water Taxi Rendered Image

Nirva is engineered for up to 15 knots speed and this is achieved with a single diesel outboard motor. The vessel is a combination of efficient low weight catamaran hull with lighter composite materials for construction. Nirva is designed with watertight bulkheads and buoyancy compartments that make her very safe and unsinkable.

Nirva can be customized for owners’ color preferences, comfort options, and detailed personalization. Technical characteristics combined with aesthetically appealing passenger accommodation cabin make her a perfect blend of comfort, class, and safety.

Nirva also comes out with the option of electric propulsion which makes it clean and eco-friendly. It is the beginning of a new era for high-performance pleasure boats

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