Derecktor Shipyard To Build Two High Speed Ferries
Derecktor Shipyard was awarded the contract for the construction of the first two passenger /vehicle high-speed ferries for the State of Alaska's Marine Highway System. This project, funded by the Federal Government, allows the State of Alaska to link Sitka to Juneau with fast modern boats, capable of a one-day round trip. The Alaska Marine Highway System has been operating year-round since 1963, with regularly scheduled passenger and vehicle service to 32 communities in Alaska. It carries more than 300,000 passengers every year.
The new boats are designed by Nigel Gee and Associates (NGA) Ltd. of Southampton, U.K. to be safe, highspeed RoRo passenger ferries that minimize costs and can interface with existing AMHS docks and pier side facilities.
The vessels are designed to carry 250 passengers on the main deck and 35 large vehicles, of the type mostly used in Alaska, on the cargo deck at a continuous- rating service speed of 35 knots and with great comfort up to sea state 6.
Powered by four diesel engines and four water jets, these 239.5-ft. (73-m) catamarans use a geosym of the Nigel Gee hull form employed in the 134.5-ft.
(40.9-m) M/V Flying Cloud. A complete set of tank tests has been carried out, showing very low wake wash characteristics.
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