Lake Express At A Glance

Builder: Austal USA

Designer: Austal Ships

Owner/Operator: Lake Express LLC/Hornblower Marine Services Inc.

Mission: Ferry vehicles and passengers across Lake Michigan 

Length: 192’ 

Beam: 57’ 

Depth: 16’5”

Maximum Draft: 7’10”

Hull Material: Aluminum

Main Propulsion: (4) MTU 16V4000M70, 3,111 hp @ 2,000 rpm

Waterjets: (4) Kamewa 80SII

Speed: 34 knots

Passenger Capacity: 248

Crew Capacity: 8

Vehicle Capacity: 46 cars

Certification: U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter K

Delivery Date: May 4, 2004

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