high-speed passenger ferry / catamaran
Number of hulls:
48.77 m (160'00")
JESSICA W is a wave-piercing catamaran owned by Block Island Ferry Services LLC. The vessel has a cruising speed of more than 35 knots (40 mph), making it the fastest ferry serving Block Island and the mainland of Connecticut. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art motion control system that incorporates patented T-Foils and Interceptors from Maritime Dynamics to ensure smooth travel in all sea conditions.
The 500 passenger vessel is equipped with comfortable and sleek, modern airline-style seating on two enclosed air-conditioned passenger decks as well as an outside passenger deck. Other passenger amenities include a satellite television entertainment system and innovative culinary offerings including an espresso bar, homemade pastries, bagels and luncheon selections.