Alphagirl is our own boat. She is one of the biggest speedboats in the Similan Islands, and she is built for diving and snorkeling.
The hull was completely re-built for the 2009-2010 season. The engines are one year older and they can be run on ethanol.
The boat is registred for 36 guests, but we have chosen to limit our number of guests to 26 (16 divers), therefore there is always enough space onboard. Main part of the boat is covered but if you want to better your sun tan during the ride over to the Similans, there is space in the bow. This is also the best place to look out for dolphins.
The trip to the Similan Islands takes about 70-75 minutes in normal conditions. We make it back in time for you to have a sunset drink on the bach in Khao Lak.
Most dive centers in Khao Lak do not have their own boat. When you book your diving and snorkeling, make sure you book with a dive center that has its own boat. If you book with a dive center without a boat of their own, or with a local booking agent, you might end up on a bigger slowboat that takes 3 hours to the Similans, and once there they will not be able to bring you onto the beach since there is no pier.
|Lenght||43 ft / 13 meters – Width: 11 ft / 3,4 meters|
|Engines||2x v8, 350 hp, 5,2 lit, 4-stroke Yamaha|
|Crew||3 (Captain, Engineer, Deckhand)|
|Max speed||49 knots|
|Cruising speed||28-32 knots|
|Max guests||26 (registred max guest :36)|
|Max diving guests||16|
|Safety equipment||Life Jackets, Fire Extinguishers, Radio, Phone, Extensive First Aid Equipment|