Allen Marine, Sitka, Alaska, is set to build a 78 ft. (23.7 m) aluminum catamaran ordered by Allen Marine Tours
. Equipped with four Lugger diesel propulsion engines, each coupled to a Hamilton waterjet, the low wake vessel will be capable of speeds of more than 30 knots. The vessel, which will be used within Alaska's tourism industry will be the 11th 78 ft. (23.7 m) catamaran built for the company by Allen Marine.
Allen is also constructing a fourth 78 ft. (23.7 m) catamaran for an East Coast company. Built to the custom specifications of ferry operator
N.Y. Waterway, the first three boats were delivered this past February.