Quicksilver Group News

Reef Adventure to join the Great Adventures Fleet

Highlighting significant and exciting new investment into the Cairns tourism industry, the Quicksilver Group is pleased to announce the purchase of a new vessel for the Great Adventures operation.  Named by the Great Adventures staff, Reef Adventure, is a high speed 33 metre catamaran. 

Built by Queensland Company, Marine Engineering Consultants with a capacity for 400 passengers, she is expected to be in operation by Sunday.   Initially starting operations to Green Island, by the end of the year she will undergo internal modifications and reconfigured seating arrangements, to suit an outer reef platform experience and provide increased flexibility for our daily operations.

Reef Adventure

Tony Baker, Managing Director of the Quicksilver Group said “We are passionate about our Region and the Great Barrier Reef.  The past few months have been very exciting for the Company and highlights our significant and ongoing investment and reinvestment to the Cairns and Port Douglas tourism industry.   We employ over 600 locals, and proud to add another Queensland built vessel to our fleet.

In 2016, to date, the Quicksilver Group has invested over $7.5 million on upgrades and refurbishments to our fleet including the acquisition of this additional vessel for our Great Adventures operation, a new Volvo Quicksilver coach, a new Glass Bottom Boat for Green Island along with major refurbishments.

With four vessels now in the Great Adventures fleet, this will offer more flexibility across our entire Cairns operation and will enable us to also have a vessel available for charter depending on the group size.   With the purchase of the Reef Adventure the Quicksilver Group’s Great Barrier Reef fleet grows to 14 major vessels. “