Gladding-Hearn Delivers Fast Ferry for Lake Erie

Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Gladding-Hearn has again added to its reputation as one of the preeminent builders of fast craft in the U.S. with the delivery of Jet Express III, a new 88-ft. (26.6-m) high speed passenger ferry for Put-In-Bay Boat Line and Put-In-Bay Township Port Authority of South Bass Island, Ohio. The catamaran, built to the Incat design, will transport up to 149 passengers between Port Clinton and South Bass Island on Lake Erie. The owner currently operates two 98-ft. high speed ferries, which have carried more than 150,000 passengers each summer from the mainland for more than a decade. The new Jet Express III features composite hulls and an aluminum superstructure. Gladding-Hearn built and equipped the superstructure, while TPI Composites of Warren, R.I. fabricated the hulls from vinyl ester resins and E-glass over a balsa core, using the SCRIMP vacuum-bagging process. "The design of this boat is simple in order to keep the price, operating costs and maintenance to a minimum," said Peter Duclos, the shipyard's president. "We selected a composite hull laminate schedule that provided the best combination of cost, low weight, high impact resistance and ease of repair. The vessel has a 28-ft. (8.6-m) beam and draws four ft. (1.3 m). It carriers 1,400 gallons of fuel, is driven by KaMeWa FF-550 waterjets and is powered by twin diesel engines that deliver 1,100 bhp at 2,300 rpm, through ZF 1900 gear boxes. The waterjets have built-in interceptor-type trim tabs to optimize performance under a variety of conditions. The vessel's top speed, fully loaded with passengers and baggage, is 30 knots.

Builder Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Owner Put-In-Bay Boat Line & Put-In-Bay Township Port Authority Name Jet Express III Hull type Catamaran Hull construction Composites Hull builder TPI Composites Superstructure Aluminum Superstructure builder Gladding-Hearn Architect Incat Designs Length 88 ft. (26.6 m) Beam 28 ft. (8.6 m) Draft 4 ft. (1.3 m) Keel laid January 2002 Launched July 2002 Delivered August 2002 Passengers 149 Crew 3 Coast Guard Certification Subchapter T Propulsion (2) Caterpillar Power 1,100 bhp @ 2,300 rpm Gears ZF 1900 Waterjets (2) KaMeWa FF550 Engine controls KaMeWa Radar Furuno 1943 GKW VHF (2) ICOM IC-125M GPS Northstar 957 Depth sounder Furuno LS-600 Compass Ritchie Loud hailer Raytheon 430 Sewage system Sealand Fuel 1,400 gal. Sewage hold 130 gal.

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