Ferries
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…
Austal has secured an order valued at around Euro 35 million for a highly efficient medium speed ferry for French Polynesian operator and existing customer, SNC Aremiti Ferry. The 80 m vehicle-passenger catamaran is scheduled…
The Port of Los Angeles has gotten U.S. Coast Guard approval to retrofit its 42-year-old harbor tour boat, the Angelena II, with hybrid propulsion. When the work is done, later this spring, the Angelena II…
The Navy has just gotten $210 million worth of high speed cats for $35 million. The U.S. Maritime Administration reports that it has now transferred the former Hawaii super ferries Huakai and Alakai to the…
ABB is to provide an energy management system for an environmentally-friendly cruise ferry. The LNG-fueled vessel is to be delivered to Viking Line in 2013. It is being built at STX Finland's Turku shipyard.The new…
STX Finland's Rauma shipyard has delivered the car-passenger ferry NB 1368, the Spirit of France,  to P&O ferries. Her sister ship, the Spirit of Britain was delivered from Rauma Shipyard one year ago.The ship will…
A 2,200-passenger/1,100-lane-meter Ropax ferry ordered by China's Weihai Haida Ferry Co., is to have a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package.Weihai Haida is the exclusive operator on the route between the major cities of Weihai…
In a recently released video, CubaKat CEO Pedro Baez talks about the company's plans to begin operating high-speed ferry service  between Marathon, FL, to Havana, Cuba, in 13 months. As we reported on January 4,…
Foss Maritime Company is joining with Washington State and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to build a replacement for a 63-year-old cross-Columbia River ferry.The partnership between Foss and the Washington State Department of…
Survitec Zodiac escape slides have been selected for two 47 m fast ferries, Perle Express and Liberty, recently completed at Austal's Henderson, Western Australia, shipyard. The ferries entered service in October with L'Express des Iles…
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