Kvichak Delivers AquaLink II Ferry

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Photo courtesy Kvichak Marine

Kvichak Marine Industries (KMI) is proud to announce the delivery of AquaLink II to Long Beach Transit (LBT) in Long Beach, CA.  Designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, this is the second vessel built by Kvichak for Long Beach Transit.  Both vessels are operated by Catalina Express shuttling visitors and commuters between the Long Beach downtown/waterfront area to Alamitos Bay Landing.   AquaLink has been in operation by LBT since 2001. 

AquaLink II, an all-aluminum 65’ x 24' fully-enclosed catamaran is powered by twin Cummins QSM 11 diesel engines, rated for 610 HP @ 2300 RPM, and fitted to ZF 360A marine gears.  The 74-passenger catamaran will operate at a service speed of ~25 knots with a crew of two.
 
During travel passengers can enjoy food and beverage service at the Snack Bar Kiosk that is integrated with the main passenger cabin.  Kvichak outfitted the kiosk with a refrigerator, coffee brewing system, soft drink dispenser, sink, and Corian bar top.
 
Long Beach Transit held a christening celebration on June 27th welcoming the vessel to the fleet.  AquaLink II will start service on July 1st. 
 
Additional vessel features include:
Overall length – 64’ 11”
Beam, overall – 24’
Draft – ~4’ – 6”
Fuel capacity – 700 gallons
Air conditioned cabin
Northern Lights 30 kW Genset
 
 
 
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