Marine Link
Friday, December 2, 2016

Bay State Cruise Receives 30-meter Passenger Ferry

September 3, 2013

  • Photo: Incat Crowther
  • Photo: Incat Crowther
  • Photo: Incat Crowther Photo: Incat Crowther
  • Photo: Incat Crowther Photo: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced the launch and delivery of the 30-meter catamaran passenger ferry, Provincetown IV to Bay State Cruise Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding of Massachusetts delivered the earlier vessel Provincetown III in 2004, and she has been operating for nearly a decade. When the operator planned an expansion in services, they asked that Provincetown IV bedeveloped based on the original design with an updated propulsion package for improved performance and efficiency.

The 149-passenger ferry features 108 interior seats on the main deck, along with a large bar and toilet facilities. Bicycle racks are fitted on the foredeck.

Additional boarding gates are fitted to the aft upper deck to integrate with the operator’s shore based infrastructure, and 83 exterior seats are fitted to the upper deck.

Large luggage racks are fitted on both decks. As with Provincetown III, Provincetown IV features an isolated superstructure that improves passenger comfort by reducing the transmission of noise and vibration to the passenger cabin.

Provincetown IV is powered by a pair of MTU 16V2000 M72 main engines, each producing 1122kW. On sea trials, Provincetown IV cruised comfortably at 30 knots with a full load deadweight. She has a top speed of over 32 knots. A trim tab ride control system is installed to reduce vessel motions.

Principal dimensions
Overall length: 98’ 5”/30.0m
Waterline length: 94’ 10”/28.9m
Overall beam: 29’ 10”/9.1m
Hull draft: 5’ 2”/1.55m
Prop or max draft: 6’ 8” /2.03m
Depth:  12’ 6”/3.82m
Construction: marine grade aluminum

Capacities
Fuel oil: 1,700 gallons/6,434 liters
Fresh water: 300 gallons/1,135 liters
Sullage: 300 gallons/1,135 liters
Passengers: 149

Propulsion and performance

Service speed: 30 knots
Maximum speed 32 knots
Main engines: two MTU 16V2000 M72
Power: two 1,505hp / 1,122kW at 2,150rpm
Propulsion: two propellers
Generators: two Cummins (CMI) Onan 40MDDCA 40kW

Regulatory
Flag: U.S.
Class/survey: USCG Subchapter T

incatcrowther.com

baystatecruisecompany.com



 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News