Yank Marine, Tuckahoe, N.J., is set to deliver a new 109'x33.3'x12.2', 499-passenger ferry — Jackie Robinson — to N.Y. Waterway. The LeMole Naval Architecture-designed aluminum ferry will have a 4' draft.

“Yank Marine is getting ready to deliver the new vessel in the next two to three weeks,said Bette Jean Yank, the shipyard’s president.

The ferry's main propulsion will come from a pair of Cummins QSK38 engines, producing 1,000 hp each at 1,800 rpm. The engines will turn a pair of ZF 5-bladed, 50"x46.5" nibral wheels through Twin Disc marine gears. The package will give the ferry a service speed of 20 knots.

The 109' ferry Jackie Robinson will carry up to 499 passengers for NY Waterway. Yank Marine photo.

The ship’s service power will be provided by a Kohler 65EOZCJ 99-kW generator. The controls will be Twin Disc EC300s, and the steering system will come from Kobelt/Skipper.

Tankage will include 2,400 gals. of fuel, 100 gals. water per side, and 200 gals. sewage per side. The ferry will feature electronics from Simrad.

The new passenger vessel is named after the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, honoring his legacy and contributions to the sport and civil rights movement.


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