Friday, December 9, 2022

BRIX Marine Delivers New Water Taxi to British Columbia, Canada

Brix Marine delivered the newest installment of its PAXCAT portfolio, a 32’ x 12’ catamaran GOAT 1 to the Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC). QXMC is the business arm of the Klahoose First Nation, located on Cortes Island, B.C., Canada. The corporation, whose activities include forestry, aquaculture, tourism, and retail, operates the twelve-passenger vessel as a water taxi.

A traditional cedar brushing ceremony marked the vessel’s arrival at Klahoose Wilderness Resort. QXMC General Manager Bruno Pereira commented, “This process took more than a year going from design 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 make our vision happen. Our new water-taxi business could not start on a better foot.” Chief Kevin Peacey added, “I couldn’t be prouder to own this new vessel and operate this new business. It’s exciting to see our team establishing strategic foundations for future generations of the Klahoose Nation.”

Powered by twin Volvo Penta D4 270hp engines with Aquamatic DPI outdrives, GOAT 1 will provide quick and efficient transport throughout Desolation Sound. The 3212-CTC model’s full walk around configuration, combined with 2 side boarding doors port and starboard, allows for safe passenger access from stem to stern. Heated cabin, exterior-accessed head, and 12 individual passenger seats ensure comfort.

Brix Marine’s PAXCAT portfolio is a line of aluminum catamarans up to 52’ in length ready to be custom designed to each owner’s requirements.

Model3212-CTC Water Taxi
OwnerQathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC)
DesignerBRIX Marine
BuilderBRIX Marine
Hull TypeCatamaran
Power & Propulsion(2) Volvo Penta D4 270hp engines with Aquamatic DPI outdrives(2) 150-gallon fuel tanks
NavigationGarmin 12” GPSMAP 8612 MFD/SonarGarmin 18HD+ 4kW radar600W TransducerNMEA 2000 networking systemGarmin VHF radio, hailer & antenna
Electrical12VDC system(8) dual USB ports for passengers30 Amp shore power
DeckWalk through transom with hinged aluminum gateHandrails around the perimeter and grab rails throughoutFolding radar & antenna mastRoof access ladder(2) side boarding doors (port & stbd)(6) 11” tie up cleatsHinged anchor storage locker at bow
SuperstructureWalkaround main cabinInterior overhead grab rails along the centerline
Accommodations(12) individual passenger seats w/ dedicated USB outletsExterior accessed head w/ electric marine toiletHVAC- 18,750 BTU diesel heater
Water System25-gallon fresh water tank25-gallon black water tank


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