EBDG-designed aluminum ferry to be Constructed

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Elliott Bay Design Group has designed a 

steel hull, aluminum superstructure vessel which will be built 
by Nichols Bros Boat Builders for Wahkiakum County.  The 115 
ft. x 47 ft. 6 in 23-Car, 100 passenger ferry, named the M/V 
OSCAR B after former skipper and owner Oscar Bergseng, will 
run between ferry terminals in Cathlamet, Wash. and 
Westport, Ore. The M/V OSCAR B is designed to operate at 8 
knots and will be powered by two Cummins QLS diesels 
delivering 9,285 HP @ 1,800 RPM and coupled to ZF Marine 
reversing reduction gears with two fixed-pitched propellers. It is slated to go into service in February of 
Elliott Bay Design Group LLC is an employee-owned company with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and 
Ketchikan that provides unparalleled naval architecture, marine engineering and production support 
services on behalf of owners, operators and shipyards across the country.   
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