Mavrik Marine, La Conner, Wash., has delivered the 130'x35'x11', 321-passenger aluminum ferry Dorado to San Francisco’s Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA).

Designed by Australia’s One2Three Naval Architects, the Dorado has a 4' draft and is Coast Guard-certified, Subchapter K (less than 100 gt).

Main propulsion comes from twin MTU 12V 4000 M65L diesel engines, producing 2,575 hp at 1,800 rpm each. The mains connect to HamiltonJet HT810 waterjets. The propulsion combination gives the new ferry a running speed of 36 knots (full), 40 knots (light).Dorado

Pacific Power Group supplied the 100-kW ship’s service power. A HamiltonJet AVX package handled the boat’s steering and controls needs.

Dorado carries a five-person crew and 2,000 gals. of fuel. It features an electronics suite that includes Furuno and Cal Marine equipment, and an MTU Callosum monitoring and integration system.

The boat was delivered in May.

Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.