SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 — Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, MA, recently delivered the 30 m Incat Crowther design catamaran passenger ferry, Provincetown IV to Bay State Cruise Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
Provincetown IV is based on the design of the earlier vessel Provincetown III, delivered by Gladding Hearn in 2004, but with an updated propulsion package for improved performance and efficiency.
The 149 passenger ferry features 108 interior seats on the main deck, along with a large bar and toilet facilities. Bicycle racks are fitted on the foredeck.
Additional boarding gates are fitted to the aft upper deck, to integrate with the operator’s shore based infrastructure. There are 83 exterior seats on the upper deck.
Large luggage racks are fitted on both decks. As with Provincetown III, Provincetown IV features an isolated superstructure that improves passenger comfort by reducing the transmission of noise and vibration to the passenger cabin.
Provincetown IV is powered by a pair of MTU 16V2000 M72 main engines, each producing 1,122 kW. On sea trials, Provincetown IV cruised comfortably at 30 knots with a full load deadweight. She has a top speed of over 32 knots. A trim tab ride control system is installed to reduce vessel motions.
Design No: IC12022
Vessel Name: Provincetown IV
A repeat of the successful ferry, Provincetown III.
Length Overall: 30.0 m
Length Waterline: 28.9 m
Beam: 9.1 m
Draft Hull: 1.55 m
Draft Max: 2.03 m
Depth: 3.82 m
Fuel: 6,434 liters
Fresh Water: 1,135 liters
Sullage: 1,135 liters
Service Speed: 30 knots
Maximum Speed: 32 knots
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 16V2000 M72
Installed Power: 2 x 1,122 kW @ 2,150 rpm
Propulsion: 2 x Propellers
Generators: 2 x Cummins Onan 40MDDCA 40 kW
Construction Material: Marine Grade Aluminum
Class: USCG Subchapter T