Two Tier 4 Newbuilds Delivered to NYC Ferry

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 17, 2020

The newly delivered ferries are among 38 that will be delivered to NYC Ferry over the course of a three-year newbuild program. (Photo: Incat Crowther)

The newly delivered ferries are among 38 that will be delivered to NYC Ferry over the course of a three-year newbuild program. (Photo: Incat Crowther)

The first two low emission EPA Tier 4 compliant 29-meter passenger ferries, named H401 and Curiosity, have been delivered for the still expanding NYC Ferry by Hornblower, said naval architect Incat Crowther, whose digital ship design package allowed identical vessel to be constructed at independent shipyards; Halimar Shipyard of Morgan City, La and Breaux Brothers Enterprises of Loreauville, La.

The new vessels complement the 17 Incat Crowther designed 26-meter vessels and 14 29-meter vessels already been delivered to NYC Ferry. Four additional 26-meter vessels are currently under construction at Gulf Craft and Metal Shark, both of Franklin, La, along with one additional 29-meter vessel under construction at St John’s Shipbuilding in Palatka, Fla. Upon completion of these additional vessels, the NYC Ferry fleet will have grown to an amazing 38 vessels just over three years.

 All the vessels are equipped with main engines from Baudouin, but unlike any of the existing vessels in operation, the new vessels are equipped with EPA Tier 4 compliant engines which further reduce emissions. In order to bring the engines into compliance with Tier 4, Incat Crowther integrated a Baudouin-supplied selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system into the vessel design along with the necessary urea tanks and dosing system components

The new vessels include seats for 354 passengers, dedicated bicycle storage, disability access, mobile device charging stations, Wi-Fi connectivity and onboard convenience store.

The innovative NYC Ferry fleet has been developed in close cooperation with Hornblower, leveraging Incat Crowther’s digital design package and expertise in the U.S. ferry industry to satisfy operational and regulatory requirements.

The growing NYC Ferry fleet continues to form the backbone of a modern, comfortable and efficient urban ferry fleet that is offering New York City commuters the ability to access more parts of metropolitan area than ever before.

Although H401 and Curiosity were commissioned prior to the current circumstances caused by the COVID-19 emergency, it is expected that the high passenger demand NYC Ferry has experienced since commencing operations in 2017 will return.

Principal dimensions
Length Overall: 97’-1”
Length Waterline: 92’-2”
Beam Overall: 27’-11”
Draft (hull): 4’-3”
Draft (prop): 7’-3”
Depth: 11’-6”
Construction: Marine grade aluminum

Fuel Oil: 2,000 gallons
Urea: 400 gallons
Fresh Water: 525 gallons
Sullage: 525 gallons
Passengers: 354
Crew: 8

Propulsion and performance
Speed (Service): 26.5 knots
Main Engines: 2 x Baudouin 12M26.3
Power: 2 x 1,029kW @ 2,100rpm
Propulsion: 2 x 5-bladed propeller
Generators: 2 x R.A. Mitchell Custom Built

Flag: United States
Class / Survey: USCG Subchapter K

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