Gladding-Hearn Delivers High-Speed Ferry to Boston

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Photo: Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

Bay State Cruise Company, Boston, Mass., has taken delivery of a new fast ferry from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation  to carry passengers between Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts.  Provincetown IV will operate daily on the 48 nautical mile, 90-minute run, along with its near sistership, Provincetown III, which the Somerset, Mass., shipyard built in 2004.

Designed by Incat Crowther, the new 150-passenger ferry will allow Bay State Cruises to accommodate peak demands of the short summer season, and extend the off-peak shoulder seasons while the sister vessel serves other markets, explained Bay State officials. 

The all-aluminum catamaran measures 98 feet overall, 29.5 feet at the beam, and draws six feet. It is powered by twin MTU-16V2000M72 diesel engines, each delivering 1,503 Bhp at 2150 rpm and turning ZF Marine, five-blade, Ni-Br-Al propellers. The twin gearboxes are Twin Disc MGX-6848SC QuickShift. The ferry is equipped with a Cummins/Onan 40 kW generator and Naiad Dynamics hydraulic trim tab motion-control system. Top speed is 30 knots in moderate seas, with a dead-weight of 21 metric tons. 

The vessel features the designer’s “S” bow hull, which, according to the builder, has proved to have excellent seakeeping, directional stability and a high tolerance to shifts in trim and displacement.

The vessel’s seating arrangement reflects a blend of both interior and exterior comfort during the summer season. The main cabin has generously spaced Beurteaux seats and tables for 108 passengers, a snack bar and two heads. A 120,000 Btu HVAC system  heats and cools the main cabin and wheelhouse. Outdoor seating is provided on the aft and forward decks. The upper deck features partially protected outdoor seating for 83 passengers.

Luggage racks are arranged throughout the vessel, and space for bicycles is on the forward and aft decks. Onboard Wi-Fi is also provided for passengers throughout the trip.

gladding-hearn.com
 

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

MN 100: ContainerTug B.V.

The Company: ContainerTug B.V. is a specialized Dutch naval design engineering and construction company with a strong focus on developing workboats and the evaluation

Oman Drydock Company Expands Rapidly

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is growing fast. In January, the yard hit an important milestone - its 300th drydocking. Harnessing the power of its new $1.8 billion, 1.

NASSCO Invests in Facilities, Equipment and People

General Dynamics NASSCO has invested several hundred million in capital projects as part of its efforts to increase efficiencies via  modular shipbuilding, including:

News

Man Earns Jail Time for Hoax Coast Guard Calls

A man found guilty of making numerous hoax calls to the U.K. Coastguard has been jailed for four months, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

Panama Canal Suspends Draft Restriction

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has lifted scheduled vessel draft restrictions brought on by lingering draught conditions in the region.   The ACP had previously set restrictions of 11.

Med Crude-Russian Urals Edges Lower in Med, Baltic

Russian Urals crude weakened in the Mediterranean and in the Baltic on Friday, while trading activity was limited ahead of a long holiday weekend in Britain, traders said.

Vessels

MN 100: Bouchard Transportation

The Company: Bouchard Transportation’s history dates back to its incorporation in 1918 by founder, Capt. Fred Bouchard, the youngest tugboat captain in the Port of New York.

Three More Workboats for Jordan

Sanmar Shipyards delivered three more vessels to the Aqaba Port Marine Services Company (APMSCO) for the Sheikh Subah Al Ahmad Al Subah LNG terminal at Aqaba, Jordan.

ASL Shipyard Secures S$140mln Build Contracts

ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., has secured new shipbuilding contracts worth approximately S$140 million for the construction

Ferries

Wärtsilä Scrubbers for Finnlines Vessels

Finnlines, a Ro-Ro and passenger vessel operator with services in the North and Baltic Seas, has contracted Wärtsilä to supply three vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems.

MN 100: Blount Boats, Inc.

The Company: Over time, the Blount shipyard has built 363 vessels, including such iconic designs as the 130-foot, 600-passenger Miss Liberty. Built in 1952, the

USCG Plans to Up Passenger Boat Enforcement

Coast Guard to step up enforcement of passenger boats along Florida’s coast, reminds passengers to “Ask the Captain”   The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2321 sec (4 req/sec)