Incat Crowther announced yesterday the delivery of Seastreak Commodore. The vessel has been developed in response to significant growth in passenger volume at Seastreak, and brings the operator’s fleet of Incat Crowther-designed vessels to a total of eight.
At 45m in length with a capacity for 600 passengers, Seastreak Commodore is the highest capacity UCSG k-Class fast ferry ever built. Incat Crowther worked closely with Seastreak to develop the unique layout and styling to allow 600 people to safely and comfortably undertake their daily commute.The vessel is also used on the weekend run to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. It is believed that this route constitutes the longest high-speed ferry run in the United States.
James Barker President of Seastreak comments “She was built both for New York commuter runs but also for the open ocean and performs exceptionally well in both applications.There are no other ferries in NYC which have the level of comfort, speed and size of the Seastreak Commodore”
Seastreak Commodore continues Incat Crowther’s approach of adding competitive advantage through technical capability. Whilst sharing similar overall dimensions, the vessel represents a step change from the fleet’s previous large ferries, Seastreak Wall Street, Seastreak New Jersey, Seastreak Highlands and Seastreak New York. The boarding arrangement aligns with existing shore based infrastructure and includes large side gates forward and aft, as well as an adjustable bow ramp facilitating fast turnaround at many of the network’s wharves.
The vessel was built at Gulf Craft, Louisiana and is powered by four MTU 12V4000 M64 EPA Tier III main engines providing redundancy whilst operating efficiently at a modest rating. The vessel is propelled by KaMeWa 63S4 waterjets.During sea trials in the fully loaded condition, the vessel achieved more than 38 knots at 100% MCR.
The interior features a high-end commercial finish with large, comfortable seats, faux-hardwood pattern carpet and LED lighting.
Seastreak and its fleet of Incat Crowther-designed vessels have been plying New York’s waters for several decades, and the delivery of Seastreak Commodore comes at a time that New Yorkers rediscover modern ferries as a clean, efficient and comfortable mode of transport.
Source: Incat Crowther