catamaran passenger ferry
Number of hulls:
41.14 m (134'11")
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is partnering with Kvichak Marine, a Vigor Industrial company to build two new High Speed Catamarans for San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority. Nichols is building the superstructure portion.
The vessels are numbers five and six of a series of vessel the NBBB/KMI team has delievered to WETA since 2009.
The all-aluminum 400 passenger-only ferries are an Incat Crowther of Australia design. The 135 ft x 38 ft aluminum catamarans will have a draft of 6 ft. 9 in. and will feature MTU 12V4000 M64+ EPA Tier III engines rated 1,950 BHP @ 1830 RPM coupled with ZF7600 reduction gears. An exhaust after treatment system will also be included. Service speed will be 27 knots.
Delivery of the vessels will take place during the summer of 2017.