FLYINGCAT 3 (ΦΛΑΪΝΓK ΚΑΤ 3)

-Hellenic Seaways

Built in 1998 (age 23). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: None (under refit in Piraeus)

The high speed craft FLYINGCAT 3 was built in the United Kingdom in 1998, as the ATHINA 2004 for the Greek company Goutos Lines. She operated on the Rafina-Andros-Tinos-Mykonos-Naxos-Paros line. She was renamed SUPERCAT ATHINA for the 1999 season. She was bought by Minoan Flying Dolphins in 2000, and was renamed FLYINGCAT 3. She was deployed on the Rafina-Andros-Tinos-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Amorgos-Ios-Santorini line, while in 2003 she notably operated on the Rafina-Mykonos-Tinos-Syros-Kythnos-Kea-Lavrion line. In 2004 she was transferred to the Agios Konstantinos-Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonissos-Thessaloniki line, thus operating on the Sporades for the first time in her career. Her company became Hellenic Seaways in 2005, but she remained on the Sporades that year, as well as the next one, 2006 (where she was forced to miss a part of that year's summer season due to a major engine failure). In 2007 she was successfully deployed on the Piraeus-Sifnos-Folegandros-Santorini-Amorgos-Naxos-Paros-Syros line, before she was transferred to the Piraeus-Kythnos-Sifnos-Folegandros-Amorgos-Ios-Santorini line the following year. In 2009 she was deployed on the Rafina-Syros-Tinos-Mykonos-Naxos-Ios-Santorini line. In 2010 she was deployed on a new inter-Cyclades service introduced by her company, operating on the Syros-Tinos-Mykonos-Naxos-Paros-Ios-Santorini line. In 2011 she returned to her previous base, Rafina, operating on the Rafina-Tinos-Mykonos-Naxos-Ios-Santorini-Koufonisi-Amorgos line, while in 2012, she operated on the Rafina-Tinos-Mykonos-Naxos-Ios-Santorini line. That summer, however, she suffered a major engine failure, causing her to miss the entire 2013 season, but she returned to service in the following year, being deployed on the Western Cyclades, on the Piraeus-Sifnos-Milos-Kimolos-Folegandros line. In 2015 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Serifos-Sifnos-Koufonisi line, while also making additional trips on the Piraeus-Hydra-Spetses line on the Saronic Gulf. She was deployed full-time in that region in 2016, operating on the Piraeus-Poros-Hydra-Ermioni-Speteses-Porto Cheli line. In 2021 she returned to the Cyclades as she was deployed on the Rafina-Tinos-Mykonos-Naxos line. The FLYINGCAT 3 is notable for having recorded the fastest-ever crossing made by a catamaran in Greece to date, having once reached a speed of 52 knots!

 

PHOTOS (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019):

 

 

 

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The FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus (8/2014).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus (6/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus, a few moments before her departure to the Western Cyclades (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus, a few moments before her departure to the Western Cyclades (7/2015).

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The hull of the FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The bow of the FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus (7/2013).

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What's underneath a catamaran hull? The FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 departing Piraeus shortly afterwards (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having juste entered the port of Piraeus (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 ready to dock in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 ready to dock in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docking in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docking in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus, before her next departure (7/2015).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 leaving Piraeus for her first trip of the day to the Saronic Gulf (8/2016).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 featuring the updated Cosmote livery (which all Hellenic Seaways high speed craft have) leaving Piraeus for her Saronic Gulf destinations (8/2016)

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The FLYINGCAT 3 leaving Piraeus for her first trip of the day to the Saronic Gulf (8/2016).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus during the morning (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus during the morning (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus during the morning (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just arrived in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just arrived in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just arrived in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just arrived in Piraeus and heading towards her docking spot (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just arrived in Piraeus and heading towards her docking spot (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus (8/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 preparing to maneuver in Piraeus (8/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 preparing to maneuver in Piraeus (8/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 preparing to maneuver in Piraeus (8/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 maneuvering in Piraeus (8/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen on the Saronic Gulf, heading towards Poros (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen on the Saronic Gulf, heading towards Poros (9/2017).

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Crossing the FLYINGCAT 3 near the island of Hydra, as she has just left the island's port (9/2017).

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Crossing the FLYINGCAT 3 near the island of Hydra, as she has just left the island's port (9/2017).

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Crossing the FLYINGCAT 3 near the island of Hydra, as she has just left the island's port (9/2017).

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Crossing the FLYINGCAT 3 near Hydra, as she has just left the island's port (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen near Hydra, as she continues her way into the Saronic Gulf (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen from the port of Agia Marina in Aegina, as she heads back to Piraeus (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus and heading towards her docking spot (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just entered the port of Piraeus and heading towards her docking spot (9/2017).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen departing the port of Piraeus (7/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen departing the port of Piraeus (7/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen on the Saronic Gulf, about to enter the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen resting in Piraeus (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen resting in Piraeus (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen resting in Piraeus (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 about to depart the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen departing Piraeus (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen in Piraeus, shortly before her morning departure for the Saronic Gulf ports (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just arrived in Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just arrived in Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 having just arrived in Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 taking a brief rest in the port of Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 taking a brief rest in the port of Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 taking a brief rest in the port of Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 about to depart the port of Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen departing Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen departing Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen leaving the port of Spetses (7/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 seen in Piraeus (8/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 resting in Piraeus (8/2019).

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The FLYINGCAT 3 docked in Piraeus (8/2019).