Staten Island Ferries

Builder: Marinette Marine Corp.

Designer: George G. Sharp Inc.

Owner: New York City Department of Transportation

Mission: Passenger ferry between Lower Manhattan and Staten Island

Length: 310’

Beam: 70’

Draft: 13’6”

Hull Material: Steel

Main Propulsion: (3) EMD ME 16-710G7B turbocharged diesel-electric generator, 3,842 hp @ 900 rpm; (4) 2,500-hp ASIRobicon AC motor 

Propellers: (2) Wärtsillä, 123”×95”, 5-bladed, fixed pitch, nibral

Speed: 18.2 mph

Passengers: 4,400

Cars: 30

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

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

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