St. Johns completes first in new ferry series

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Ferry is first in a series of Incat Crowther designed aluminum passenger ferries

St. Johns Ship Building, Palataka, Fla., recently completed the first in a series of Incat Crowther designed aluminum passenger ferries that it says are “destined for a New York based operator.”

As can be seen from the photo released by the yard, that operator is NYC Ferry, which is set to expand its operations to all five boroughs in 2020.

“We are proud that our experienced craftsman were able to perfectly execute the Incat Crowther design and deliver this first of the series aluminum passenger ferry at our nearly 100 acre facility,” said Steven Ganoe, Director/President of St. Johns Ship Building. “We have a team that can build, service and repair all types of vessels. Our aluminum and steel fabrication provides unparalleled quality and workmanship.”

Vessel specifications

  • Length: 97’-1”
  • Beam: 27’-11”
  • Depth (Molded): 11’-6” Draft: 5’-3”
  • Deadweight Tonnage (OSVs): 82,060 lbs.
  • Main Propulsion: 2 x Baudouin 12M26.3 Diesel Engines, 970 kW @ 1800 rpm
  • Ship’s Service Power: 2 x R.A. Mitchell, 45kW @ 1800 rpm
  • Marine Gear: ZF3050, 2.609:1 ratio
  • Propellers: 2 x Michigan Propellers, 5-Blade
  • Controls: Custom
  • Steering System: Jastram
  • Speed: 24 knots
  • Hull Construction: Aluminum
  • Crew Capacity/Passenger Capacity: 354
  • Capacities (Fuel, water, lube, dry bulk materials, liquid mud etc.):
  • Fuel: 7570 L
  • Fresh Water: 757 L
  • Black / Gray Water: 1900 L
  • Ancillary Equipment: Humphrees Intercepter Stabilizer System
  • Classification/Certification: USCG, Subchapter K
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