This is a 143’ Fast Catamaran Passenger Ferry built in the USA in 2003. It is Jones Act Compliant and has a current US Coast Guard COI.
4 x Cummins diesels working through water jets provide 26-29 knot service speed and higher speeds are possible. Slower cruising speed is possible with the use of just two engines.
The ferry has a passenger capability of 600, however, it is used by the current operators in several different modes, mostly as a tour boat and also as a party and event dinner boat. Various parts of the interior have been designed for the multi-purpose operations and can be easily be switched to meet the day or evenings requirements. New owners can configure as a high speed ferry with additional seating or keep in its current multi-role configuration.
Condition of the ferry is excellent and it is fully operational and ready to take on a new mission.
Builder United States
Hull Classification Aluminum, Catamaran, Coast Wide Unrestricted, COI
USCG Dry Dock March 2017
Passenger Capacity 600
Extreme Length 143’
Hull Depth 11.5
Gross Tonnage 94 (I-590)
Net Tonnage 64 (I-225)
Draft Water 7’; Air Draft:36’
Route Certification Lakes, Bays, and Sounds plus limited coast wise
Tank Capacities Fuel: 6000 gallons, Waste: 1000 gallons, Water: 1000 gallons
2 Furuno 21 inch High Resolution Radars
1 Icom M604 VHF
1 Icom M504 VHF
1 Icom 502 VHF
1 Furuno RD-30 Depth sounder
1 Furuno Sat Compass
1 Furuno Nav net GPS
1 Nauti Comp 21 inch Chart display
1 Com Nav Auto Pilot
1 pc NFS-320 C Fire alarm
2 pcs Del 21 inch Chart Nav displays
MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT AND ENGINE DETAILS
Speed (approx.) Eco –service 26 knots @ 1,800 RPM; 29 knots
Consumption 175 gals/hour
The vessel is powered by four Cummins KTA38M2 diesel engines, each coupled to a Hamilton 571 waterjet through a Reintjes WVS 440 reversing gearbox. This configuration allows the catamaran to be operated with either two or four engines, giving the vessel two distinct service speeds to match its varied operating profiles. Noise levels onboard are extremely low even at top speed and when cruising the harbor the engines are barely noticeable.
4 Cummins KTA 38-M2 HRS. 355000
REDUCTION GEAR: Reintjes WVS440 RATIO:
PROP: Hamilton Water Jets
GENERATORS: Cummins 6CTA - KW:
Port Generator: Cummins Diesel model 6CCTA 8.3-DM
Starboard Generator: Cummins Diesel 6CTA 8.3 –DM
Port Main Engine # 1 Cummins model KTA38-M2
Port Main Engine # 2 Cummins model KTA38-M2
Starboard Engine # 1 Cumminsmodel KTA 38-M2
Starboard Engine # 2 Cummins model KTA 38-M2
The vessel is equipped with two unisex heads on the main deck. One head is ADA compliant.
LAYOUT AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Most noticeable when entering through the large double doors forward is the atrium area with a large expanse of skylight. This provides the twin benefits of an airy spacious saloon as well as unparalleled views of the skyline, viewed from seats within the air-conditioned cabin. Equally striking is the circular, Amtico dance floor set below the skylight.
The Main Deck is extremely spacious and will allow for a variety of functions on-board including corporate presentations. To facilitate these, a large screen can be electrically lowered from the ceiling, and is supplemented by feed to 21 inch flat screen televisions. Suspended from ceiling and wall locations throughout the vessel, these can also receive Direct TV satellite service.
Laptop computer connections are provided on the main and upper decks to facilitate onboard presentations. There are additional power outlets on the upper deck for commuters to hook into during their time aboard.
Internal furnishings are external bench seats. The main deck shows off some very interesting curved seats of a design very similar to some seen on some large ship ferries operating in Europe. Small, built-in drinks tables are signature touches.
Further aft on the main deck is the large concession/serving area, behind which is the Multi Purpose Room. In the ferry mode this area becomes a cross walkway between the two, large aft passenger doors and links to the bathrooms. In the evening dinner cruise mode, the mahogany-look veneered cabinets in this room (a veneer repeated throughout the vessel) fold back to reveal refrigerators, microwaves and ice maker with the overall space being large enough to locate a trolley with pre-cooked meals brought on board.
Also in this space is a mobile counter which serves a number of functions not least of which is when it is wheeled onto the dock to serve as a ticket/check-in counter. The room can also be completely shut off for food preparation, away from guests.
The aft part of the vessel features the men’s and ladies’ bathrooms and on the outside decks (with engine soft patches all but invisible) are two sets of bulwark doors. The vessel's freeboard and bow loading have been designed and built to be compatible with existing and planned docks and will allow either bow loading or side loading (from three separate entranceways).
The vessel will also be able to operate alongside pilings whose dock heights pose specific challenges. This type of site is met with a much larger than normal fendering system to accommodate for the piling angles and to protect the aft loading area with a heavy duty stainless steel wear plate at each side onto which shore side gangways can be located.
Moving upstairs can be by way of the central staggered staircase or the very large double stairs aft, which also make their way to the top, sun deck by way of a small landing on the upper deck. With a COI of 600, a big emphasis was placed on moving large numbers of people (in the excursion mode) in a very short time. Experience in this area was instrumental in ensuring this vessel can be turned around in very short order.
The upper deck once again reflects a desire for versatility with barely noticeable flush seat tracks forward, allowing for rapid conversion to a flat function area. Diner chairs are located around beautifully finished tables. Aft is another bar with aft facing booth windows to serve the outside deck.
The third deck, the sun deck, is completely dominated by three separate banks of benches to accommodate passengers. Once again, the center bank can be readily removed if required.
The vessel is operated from a comfortably furnished helm (two helm seats) from which the crew can work state-of-the-art navigation equipment.
P.O. Box 752 Port Washington Blvd.
Port Washington, NY 11050