A TASMANIAN cruise operator has launched a new vessel designed by Australian engineering company Incat Crowther.

Odalisque III is a 24-metre catamaran operated by On Board, a luxury expedition cruise company. Tasmanian shipbuilder Richardson Devine Marine built the vessel.

On Board launched Odalisque III in January with a public ceremony at Constitution Dock in Hobart.

Incat Crowther said the vessel is now set for its maiden voyage into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Incat Crowther CEO Brett Crowther said an important part of the project was collaboration with suppliers and On Board CEO Pieter van der Woude.

“Our team enjoyed collaborating with Pieter and Richardson Devine Marine to help bring On Board’s vision of creating a floating wilderness lodge to life,” Mr Crowther said.

Odalisque III has it all, from six stylish and flexible cabins to multiple indoor and outdoor dining and entertainment areas – all supported by state-of-the-art commercial dining facilities.

“The vessel also features several guest lounge and bar areas, while the design of Odalisque III means guests can either choose to board a tender for an onshore adventure or sit back, relax and enjoy the sweeping views on offer in one of the world’s most stunning environments.”

Odalisque III can host up to 12 guests in six cabins. The vessel features a wheelhouse lounge, several dining areas, an outdoor viewing platform and a galley.