Conrad christens Woods Hole ferry

Wayne Lamson, General Manager Steamship Authority; Betsy Gladfelter, Chair Steamship Authority; and Carl Walker, Director of Engineering and Maintenance Wayne Lamson, General Manager Steamship Authority; Betsy Gladfelter, Chair Steamship Authority; and Carl Walker, Director of Engineering and Maintenance

MAY 26, 2016 —Conrad Shipyard reports that the M/V Woods Hole, a 235-foot ferry built for the Steamship Authority of Woods Hole, MA, was recently christened at Conrad Aluminum in Amelia, LA.

With a beam of 64 ft a hull depth of 18 ft and a draft of 10.5 ft, the ferry can carry 384 passengers and 55 automobiles or 10 eighteen-wheel tractor-trailers. It will operate on a 45-minute route to and from Martha's Vineyard and the community of Woods Hole, making 14 trips a day.

Designed by Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, WA, the vessel is appointed with oversized leather reclining seats, a snack area, conference tables and WIFI 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 — quality in every detail."

"Woods Hole represents the very latest in passenger comfort, safety and convenience," said Conrad Shipyard's President and CEO, Johnny Conrad. "I am very proud of the members of the Conrad shipbuilding team who brought this beautiful vessel to life."

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