All American Marine is pleased to have been selected to construct two new passenger ferries for the King County Ferry District in Seattle. The MV Sally Fox and MV Doc Maynard are the first U.S. Coast Guard Sub-chapter “K” inspected passenger vessels built under the new U.S. Coast Guard 5A Space Performance Guidelines issued in a Memorandum regarding NVIC 9-97 Ch-1.
The new ferries operate in the Puget Sound providing passenger-only service from Vashon Island to downtown Seattle and from West Seattle to downtown Seattle. King County’s two new vessels are supported by a third All American Marine built catamaran, Spirit of Kingston, which was acquired by the County in 2013.
AAM partnered with naval architecture firm, Teknicraft Design Ltd., of Auckland, New Zealand for the hull design. Each 105’ x 33’ aluminum catamaran features an advanced hull shape that was custom designed using digital modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis testing. The hull design is complemented by Teknicraft’s signature integration of a wave piercer that is positioned between the catamaran sponsons to break up wave action and ensure reduced drag while enhancing passenger comfort.