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Post by johnnyk » Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:31 am

If the ferry comes to pass, and its a big if as there is no tsunami of demand that I can see, the Pattaya brigade will pronounce HH boring and not even stay overnight. No worries.

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Post by Roppongi » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:37 pm

johnnyk wrote:If the ferry comes to pass, and its a big if as there is no tsunami of demand that I can see, the Pattaya brigade will pronounce HH boring and not even stay overnight. No worries.
That's unless they join you raising the flag at Lolitas you naughty lad.

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Post by Winkie » Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:03 pm

Not sure if I'm barknig up the wrong tree (I often am!)

But it seems that a service is available from next year from Hua Hin to Pattaya by High Speed Ferry Boat. it goes from Pak Nam Pran Marina (can aanyone enlighten me to where this is?)

The operator is Stormbringer Charter

The Crossing time is 1.5-2 Hrs

Cost: THB1,500
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Post by Gus » Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:55 pm

I think that a proposed fast ferry would be a good idea.
Both HH and Pattaya have their good points and if you have the option of avoiding a 5 hour trip via Bangkok, so much the better.

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Post by The understudy » Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:30 am

[quote="Gus"]I think that a proposed fast ferry would be a good idea.
Both HH and Pattaya have their good points and if you have the option of avoiding a 5 hour trip via Bangkok, so much the better.[/quote]

One Bad point I would Highlight that drug traffiickers from the south would have a Ball if there's a ferry sevice from Hua Hin/Cha Am area to Pattaya. so they can distribute their stash much more quicker through the Bang sean/Pattaya/Cholburi and perhaps the southeast region without the worry of parking them drugs in Bangkok where it can be detected.

Johnnyk perhaps the Pataya brigade as you call them won't have fun of Hua Hin. but for many golfers might consider staying a night if want to try The Golf courses on the Hua Hin side of the rim. and also vice versa. It would be very interesting How the Investor of this Ferry Service had made his Homework well or not!
I can imagine students from Stamford, Webster, Silapakorn and Dusit University join together and take a Fun Filled weekend to Pattaya using the Ferry and come back tired on Monday morninng just before class starts!!!!
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Post by barrys » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:39 am

Winkie, Pak Nam Pran Marina is located about 1 km from our place.
See the plan on the contact page of our website.
It's a fairly big marina but in a state of considerable disrepair and neglect.
It was originally built for yachts, but the demand was never there and it's used almost exclusively by fishing boats.

A crossing time of 1 1/2 - 2 hours sounds very optimistic to me for a distance of approx. 55 nautical miles.
One of the biggest problems is the unpredictability of the winds in the Gulf.
Our 70 ft seagoing vessel has only been able to go out twice in almost a month now due to 3-4 metre high waves, for example.

We haven't heard anything about any such ferry service plans - but you never know.

We are presently building a 30 ft electric eco-speedboat (first one ever in Thailand and probably Asia) which will have a top speed of around 25 kn (45 km/h). It will seat up to 20 people and have a toilet. The boat should be finished early March.

Although we will not be offering a scheduled serviced to Pattaya (because of the weather problem and the fact that we are not convinced there is sufficient demand to warrant it), we will be prepared to take special bookings of up to 10 persons (in order to retain speed) to cross the gulf on calm days.

We estimate a crossing time of 3 hours.

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Post by Winkie » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:58 am

For more info please go to the following link
http://stormbringercharter.bravehost.com/

It seems the the vessal is a 60ft 20 Seater with 2 x Sea Viper 500hp Engines (that means little to me, but they sound big!)

Yes, Barry, I think you are right about the crossing time - this website suggests a time of 3-4 hours.

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Post by johnnyk » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:40 am

Home-made webpage with little info.
Hope the boat is not home-made. :D

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Post by Winkie » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:49 am

Did you look at the picture/description of the boat?

For sure doesn't look home-made.

Certainly the website is nothing special though.

Anyway, this may or may not be linked to recnt rumours/speculation that a Hua Hin/Pattaya Ferry Service si about to start

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Post by LLSO » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:59 am

That type of boat in the swells and hummocky seas of the Gulf of Thailand especially during the NE winds during the winter high season will beat the living crap out of you. I am glad to see they put a disclaimer that the ride may be a bit"Bumpy"

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Post by johnnyk » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:41 pm

Its a picture of a boat but is it a picture of THE boat?
Right now it seems little more than an amateurish web page and an idea.
On va voir.

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Post by PeteC » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:52 pm

If I'm not mistaken there was someone here on the forum a few months back who was talking up the idea and perhaps even looking for interested parties and investors? I wonder if the same person? Pete :cheers:

PS: Yep, here's the thread from last May.

http://www.huahinafterdark.com/forum/vi ... 90&start=0

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Post by Gus » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:10 pm

If the web site is predicting a journey time of 3-4 hours it would not be majorly different from a taxi if you take into account, hotel door to hotel door, ferry schedule against a booked taxi.
Plus sea sickness tablets sound like they will be the in-cruise meal :D

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:12 pm

Gus,

If you read the website, you'll see that they do the journey by road in 4 hours (optimistic) and by sea in 2 hours.
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Re: New docking port for ferry service

Post by oakdale160 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:14 pm

So with the new plans the ferry from Hua Hin to Pattays will actually be a ferry from 20K from HH to 12K from pattaya.

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