Conrad Shipyard Christens Woods Hole Ferry

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 26, 2016

  • Wayne Lamson, General Manager Steamship Authority; Betsy Gladfelter, Chair Steamship Authority; and Carl Walker, Director of Engineering and Maintenance. (Photo: Conrad Shipyard)
  • The M/V Woods Hole, a 235-foot long passenger ferry built for the Steamship Authority of Woods Hole, Mass. (Photo: Conrad Shipyard)
  • Wayne Lamson, General Manager Steamship Authority; Betsy Gladfelter, Chair Steamship Authority; and Carl Walker, Director of Engineering and Maintenance. (Photo: Conrad Shipyard) Wayne Lamson, General Manager Steamship Authority; Betsy Gladfelter, Chair Steamship Authority; and Carl Walker, Director of Engineering and Maintenance. (Photo: Conrad Shipyard)
  • The M/V Woods Hole, a 235-foot long passenger ferry built for the Steamship Authority of Woods Hole, Mass. (Photo: Conrad Shipyard) The M/V Woods Hole, a 235-foot long passenger ferry built for the Steamship Authority of Woods Hole, Mass. (Photo: Conrad Shipyard)

M/V Woods Hole, a 235-foot long passenger ferry built for the Steamship Authority of Woods Hole, Mass., was christened on May 20 at Conrad Aluminum in Amelia, La. 

 
The ferry, with a beam of 64-feet, a draft of 10.5-feet and a hull depth of 18-feet, has the capacity to carry 384 passengers, 55 automobiles or 10 x 18-wheel tractor-trailers. The Woods Hole will run its 45-minute route to and from Martha’s Vineyard and the community of Woods Hole. The Steamship Authority Ferry schedule lists 14 trips daily.
 
The vessel is appointed with oversized leather reclining seats, a snack area, conference tables and Wi-Fi stations, and is equipped with state-of-the-art radar, communications and navigation systems.
 
“She’s a beauty,” said Project Manager Thomas Rachal. “This vessel is a perfect example of the ships built by Conrad Shipyard,” he said. “Quality in every detail.”
 
Conrad President and CEO, Johnny Conrad added, “Woods Hole represents the very latest in passenger comfort, safety and convenience. I am very proud of the members of the Conrad shipbuilding team who brought this beautiful vessel to life.”
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