Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, WA, has recently been awarded a contract to build a 64 ft 6 in, 150-passenger catamaran ferry for the Chemehuevi Transit Authority of Lake Havasu, California. The vessel will operate as a ferry on Lake Havasu, with ports of call at Lake Havasu City on the Arizona side and at Havasu Landing on the California side. This project will be partially funded by a U.S. Department of Transportation Ferry Boat Discretionary award.
Designed by Kvichak Marine, the 150-passenger cat is outfitted with two MTU series 60 diesel engines, each rated for 600 hp at 2,100 rev/min, and fitted to ZF 550 marine gears. The vessel will operate at a service speed of 20+ knots and will be capable of operating with a crew of three.
Construction on the all-aluminum catamaran will begin this month, with delivery from the shipyard scheduled for October 2012.
February 10, 2012