Purpose built to allow for fast and comfortable day trips to St Kilda and other difficult to access islands, the Hirta is an ideal vessel to maximise your time on St Kilda but to also allow you to enjoy your time on the open sea. Hirta is a 55-foot motor cruiser, which travels comfortably at 18 knots with a top speed of 29 knots. Inside there is comfortable seating for 12 passengers and 6 tables with reading materials for you to peruse on the journey. There is also outdoor seating for 12 so that passengers have the option to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and keep an eye out for sea life. There is a bulkhead door allowing easier access on to the vessel for passengers with mobility difficulties, a W.C. and tea and coffee making facilities.





Date of launch-                  

L.O.A-                                                 Beam-                                 





Max speed-                    

Operational speed-                    

Calorifier capacity-      

Passenger capacity-         

Seating capacity-        

Aft deck seating-        




Interceptor 55                           

Safehaven Marine                          

April 2007                  

52ft / 16m moulded / 53ft 2” overall        

15ft 1” / 4.6m moulded                             

16,000kg lightship                  

4ft 10”                                

2 x SCANIA DI 12 650HP diesel engines diesels.

Twin disc 1.75:1 gear box.                                            

29 knots                  

18 knots                     

60 litres      

12 passenger / 3crew        

14 persons in main cabin (inc skipper seat / 1 navigator seat)      

12 persons in removable seating modules       

4 berths in a single lower cabin              

MCA Category II 60nm offshore (commercial vessels)          


Providing daily boat trips to St Kilda from the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland since 2005.



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Enjoying tea and cake on board Hirta