Boston-based Bay State Cruise Company has accepted delivery of Provincetown IV, a 30 m. catamaran passenger ferry designed by Incat Crowther and built by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding. Provincetown IV will operate daily on the 48 n.m., 90 min. run between Boston and Provincetown, Mass.
The 98′ Provincetown IV is based on the design of the Provincetown III, which the Somerset, Mass.-based shipyard built in 2004. The 149 passenger ferry features 108 interior seats on the main deck, along with a large bar and toilet facilities. Additional boarding gates are fitted to the aft upper deck, to integrate with the operator’s shore-based infrastructure, and 83 exterior seats are fitted to the upper deck. Bicycle racks are fitted on the foredeck and large luggage racks are fitted on both decks.
The all-aluminum catamaran is powered by twin MTU-16V2000M72 diesel engines, each delivering 1503 Bhp at 2150 rpm and turning ZF Marine, five-blade, Ni-Br-Al propellers. The twin gearboxes are Twin Disc MGX-6848SC QuickShift. On sea trials, Provincetown IV cruised comfortably at 30 kts. with a full load deadweight. The vessel has a top speed of over 32 kts.
Provincetown IV features the designer’s “S” bow hull, which, according to the builder, has proved to have excellent seakeeping, directional stability and a high tolerance to shifts in trim and displacement. The ferry is equipped with a Cummins/Onan 40 kW generator and Naiad Dynamics hydraulic trim tab motion-control system.
Length Overall 98’ 5” / 30.0m
Length Waterline 94’ 10” / 28.9m
Beam Overall 29’ 10” / 9.1m
Draft (hull) 5’ 2” / 1.55m
Draft (prop or max) 6’ 8” / 2.03m
Depth 12’ 6” / 3.82m
Fuel Oil 1700 gals. / 6 434 l.
Fresh Water 300 gals. / 1 135 l.
Sullage 300 gals. / 1 135 l.
PROPULSION AND PERFORMANCE
Speed (Service) 30 kts.
Speed (Max) 32 kts.
Main Engines 2 x MTU 16V2000 M72
Power 2 x 1505hp / 1122kW @ 2150rpm
Propulsion 2 x Propellers
Generators 2 x Cummins Onan 40MDDCA 40kW
Class / Survey USCG Subchapter T