Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, has recently been awarded a contract to build a 65’ passenger catamaran for the Chemehuevi Transit Authority of Lake Havasu, California.
The vessel will operate as a ferry on Lake Havasu, with ports of call at Lake Havasu City on the Arizona side and at Havasu Landing on the California side. This project will be partially funded by a U.S. Department of Transportation Ferry Boat Discretionary award. Designed by Kvichak Marine, the 150-passenger cat is powered by twin MTU series 60 diesel engines, rated for 600 HP @ 2100 RPM, and fitted to ZF 550 marine gears. Construction will commence on this all-aluminum, 64’6” x 24' catamaran in February 2012. The vessel will operate at a service speed of 20+ knots and will be capable of operating with a crew of three. Delivery is scheduled for October 2012. Additional vessel features include:
- LOA 64’6”
- Beam 24’
- Fuel capacity 1200 gallons
- (2) MTU series 60 diesels
- (2) Northern Lights 20kW generators
- Furuno electronics package