Gladding-Hearn Takes Order for N.Y. Fire Island Ferry

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received an order for a new high-speed ferry from Fire Island Ferries, Inc., on the south shore of Long Island in New York.  The vessel’s delivery is scheduled for June 2011.

 
The new 387-passenger, all-aluminum mono-hull ferry is a further refinement of a vessel design concept optimized by Fire Island Ferries since the early 1970s to operate on the 20-minute crossing on the shallow Great South Bay. With an emphasis on economy, efficiency, and quick turn-around, there are large mid-ship passenger doors on the main deck.  There is indoor seating for 204 passengers on the main deck and outdoor seating on the upper deck for another 183 passengers.
 
According to the builder, to ensure a smooth integration of the new vessel into a fleet of more than 20 ferries operated by Fire Island Ferries, the design priority is the use of common components, systems and critical arrangement dimensions to aid in crew training and maintenance.
 
The vessel will be powered by three MTU Series 60 diesel engines, delivering a total of 1800 Bhp at 2100 rpm and connected to ZF550 gear boxes, each turning NiBrAl propellers.  Top speed will be 21 knots.
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