The first SuperCat high speed craft, MV SuperCat 1, was launched on the busy route of Batangas City – Calapan, Oriental Mindoro by Universal Aboitiz, Inc., a joint venture of Aboitiz Shipping Corp. and Parkview Group Holdings of Hongkong. This route used to be served by conventional vessels with travel time of 3 to 4 hours to cross the 24 nautical mile distance. With the launch of the SuperCat, travel time was reduced to 45 minutes with its service speed of 32 knots. In the same year, with additional vessels, new routes were opened in Central Visayas, Cebu-Ormoc, Cebu-Tagbilaran and Cebu-Dumaguete.
Universal Aboitiz and Sea Angels Fast Ferry Corp. merged to form a new company – Philippine Fast Ferry Corp. SuperCat’s area of operation expanded to Bacolod-Iloilo, Cebu-Dumaguete-Dapitan, Dumaguete-Larena,Cebu Maasin-Surigao, and Cebu-Poro Camotes-Ormoc, bringing its operating vessels to 16. Aside from its strength as the biggest fast ferry operator, SuperCat also launched the Island Skip Trips Tour Packages promoting the tourist destinations in the areas where it operated. This program stimulated the increase in tourism activity in the country especially the province of Bohol which attracted not only domestic tourists but also international inbound tourists such as Koreans, Europeans and Chinese markets.
The Philippine Fast Ferry Corp. was dissolved and renamed to SuperCat Fast Ferry Corp. under the sole ownership of Aboitiz Transport Sytsem Corp. During this period, SuperCat went into a re-fleeting program replacing its waterjet propelled vessels with propeller type propulsion vessels in order to address high fuel consumption and maintenance cost of the older vessels. It also introduced a fleet reduction program from 17 to 8 vessels. At the same time, SuperCat launched its online ticketing system which was then a first in the fast ferry industry in the country.
Aboitiz Transport System Corp. was acquired by Negros Navigation HoldingsCorp. SuperCat started operating under the new travel segment brand of 2GO Group, Inc. Two brand new vessels constructed by Austal Philippines were launched in 2017, namely MV St. Camael and MV St. Sariel, increasing its fleet from 8 to 10 vessels. These 2017 vessels are now serving the CebuOrmoc route.
SuperCat was acquired by the Udenna Group thru its shipping and logistics arm, Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. Immediately thereafter, one vessel was added to the fleet in February 2020 with the launch of MV Sprint 1 with the first all-female crew in the Philippines. SuperCat ended 2019 with a fleet of 11 vessels with 2 vessels deployed in Calapan-Batangas, 3 vessels in Bacolod-Iloilo and 6 vessels deployed in Central Visayas routes of Cebu-Ormoc and Cebu-Tagbilaran.