Kennedy-Class Ferries

Builder: Marinette Marine Corp.

Designer: George G. Sharp Inc.

Owner: New York City DOT

Mission: Transport passengers between Manhattan and Staten Island, N.Y.

Length: 310’ Beam: 70’

Depth (Molded): 20’8” Draft: 13’6”

Main Propulsion: (3) EMD 16-710G7B, 2,865kw (3,842 hp) @ 900 rpm; (4) ASIRobicon CR 800×8 electric AC motor, 2,500 hp

Ship’s Service Power: (2) Caterpillar 3408C, 370kw

Propellers: (2) Wärtsilä, 123”×95”, nibral, 5-bladed

Controls: ElectroWave USA; ASIRobicon (electronic)

Steering System: (2) Frydenbo, RV450-2 

Speed (Knots): 15.8 Hull Construction: Steel

Crew/Passenger Capacity: 22; 4,400

Electronics: (4) JRC JMA-7710 radar; (6) Sperry 4000 VHF radio; (2) JRC JHS-182 AIS

Ancillary Equipment: CCTV system designed by Thomas Electronic Control using Pelco equipment

Classification/Certification: ABS Maltese Cross, A1 Passenger Vessel, River, Bay and Sound Service (Maltese Cross) AMS

Delivery Dates: Guy V. Molinari, Sept. 27, 2004; John J. Marchi, January 2005; Spirit of America, June 2005

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