DECEMBER 27, 2012 - Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, recently delivered the P/V Tecopa, a 65 ft passenger catamaran for the Chemehuevi Transit Authority of Lake Havasu, California. The vessel was financed with the support of a $2,915,000 grant under the FY 2011 Ferry Boat Discretionary Award program,
The vessel operates 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.
Tecopa was sea trialed in Seattle then disassembled and loaded on two trucks and shipped to Havasu Landing, Calif., where it was reassembled by Kvichak with support from the Chemehuevi tribe. Its maiden voyage was on December 3, 2012.
Designed by Kvichak Marine, the 150-passenger catamaran is powered by twin MTU series 60 diesel engines, rated for 600 HP @ 2100 RPM, and fitted to ZF 550 marine gears. The vessel operates at a service speed of 20+ knots and is capable of operating with a crew of three.
Additional vessel features include:
LOA 64 ft 6 in
Beam 24 ft
Fuel capacity 1,200 gallons
(2) MTU series 60 diesels
(2) Northern Lights 20 kW generators
Furuno electronics package