Sólyom II - Sólyom III


Large-sized passanger hydrofoil
3 passengerhalls, capacity: 112 (+5) passengers

The large-sized, 112-seat, twin-engine, highly wavestable Sólyom (Falcon) hydrofoil craft resembles an „airplane on the water” – comfortable passages, open side steppings, three large completely refurbished passenger halls – cruising speed 60 km/h (top speed rated at 65 km/h), on-board bar and GPS guided audio and visual guidenance. The hydrofoil vessel is ideal for longer cruises.



Renewaled: 2007
Overall lenght: 27,60 m
Overall beam: 6,20 m
Cruising speed: 60 - 65 km/h
Number of cabins: 2
Passanger capacity: 71 pax
LCD tv/monitor: 3 + 1 LCD Tv
DVD, audiosystem: +
Air condition: -
Ventilation system: +
Smoking Area: -

The in spring 2010. refurbished Sólyom meets the passenger transporting standerds of the 21st century: the air-conditioned and non-smoking passenger halls are equiped with LCD monitors, new sound, lighting and ventilation systems. The VIP cabin is equiped with an LCD srceen DVD device, minibar and is ideal up to 5 passengers. On the open side passageway we provide a smoking area. In the rear passenger hall the vessel has an exclusive bar.

The Sólyom type hydrofoil on duty in the international line is equiped with an uptodate, fully automatic life-saving defibrillator device, and with medicaments prepared by a doctor.


The large-sized "Meteor" type was in serial production since 1960 till 1994. The shipbuilding plants: "Krasnoje Sormovo" (N. Novgorod - Sovietunion/Russia), "Gorkij" (Zelenodolsk - Sovietunion/Russia) and Khabarovsk, along the river Amur were the main plants. Still in 2003 2 units were produced in the plant Khabarovsk for a shipping company in China. Maybe these 2 hydrofoils belong to the newer and modified type Meteor-2000.
About 29-31 units were exported, but maybe some other units were sold later to other countrys and operators.
Operators: Sovietunion, later Russia and some other successor states, China, Hungary (3), Slovakia (3), Holland, and many other countrys.

The type had 2 main engines made by Zvezda. In the most case the "Meteor" had two M400 engines, but some were equiped with two M417A. Both engine models had the same capacity of 1.000 HP (max. capacity 1.100 HP).
The top speed of a "Meteor" reaches 35,6 kns (66 km/h), the cruising speed is at 32 kns (60 km/h). The passenger capacity, depends on the model, was 112-123 pax. In the standard model the capacity was 123 pax (26 pax in the front hall, 46 pax in the middle passenger hall, 46 pax in the rear part of the ship, and 5 pax in a small-sized cabin).

The sea-going modell was the "Kometa", later the "Kometa-B", wich are very similar to the "Meteor", but with larger wings, bigger draught to manage the waves on coustal seas. Kometas were exported in large number, to China, Greece, Turkye. One unit was operated in France in the 80's.

Since 2001 the plant "Gorkij" produces the "Meteor-2000", wich is very similar to the "Meteor", but with an engine capacity of 2 x 1.270 HP and a top speed of 70 km/h, and air-conditioned passenger halls.

The MAHART, later the MAHART PassNave operated 3 units of the "Meteor" type since 1971: SÓLYOM I (1971-1997), SÓLYOM II (since 1990) and the SÓLYOM III /ex-Wilhelm Alexander from Holland/ (since 2003)

VIENNA 2 x 282 km 2.500.000,-
BRATISLAVA 2 x 222 km 2.000.000,-
KOMÁROM 2 x 121 km 999.000,-
ESZTERGOM 2 x 73 km 599.000,-
NAGYMAROS 2 x 49 km 399.000,-
VISEGRÁD 2 x 47 km 399.000,-
VÁC 2 x 34 km 299.000,-
SZENTENDRE 2 x 22 km -
SZÁZHALOMBATTA 2 x 25 km 299.000,-
DUNAÚJVÁROS 2 x 68 km 399.000,-
SOLT 2 x 88 km 599.000,-
PAKS 2 x 115 km 799.000,-
KALOCSA 2 x 130 km 999.000,-
BAJA 2 x 167 km 1.199.000,-
MOHÁCS 2 x 199 km 1.399.000,-


The charter fee does not include the 27% V.A.T.!

In ports not operated by MAHART PassNave Ltd. extra fees to be paid.


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