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Blount to Build South Ferry Vessel
Blount Boats has signed a contract with South Ferry
Company to construct a steel passenger/vehicle ferry for
Shelter Island, NY. The double-ended ferry will be named
Southern Cross. The Clark family, owners of South Ferry
Company have been providing transportation between
Shelter Island, New York and North Haven, New York on
Long Island’s southern tip since the 1700’s. The Southern
Cross will be a sistership to two other Blount built ferries; the Sunrise and the Southside, delivered in 2009.
LOA: 01 feetPropulsion: CAT C-18 Tier III/IMO II / 470 HP & 1800 RPMDeck Load Capacity: 260,000 pounds
Beam: 40 feetGears: Twin Disc MG-516 remote mountDesigner: DeJong & LeBet
BHGI to Design New Sayville Ferry
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) was recently con- tracted by Sayville Ferry Service to provide the design of an aluminum monohull high speed ferry for 400 passengers and cargo providing service from Sayville to Fire Island.
The new design will be based on an existing parent ves- sel. The vessel will be designed to comply with 46 CFR
Subchapter K. The project includes both preliminary and detail design packages for all aspects of naval architecture and marine engineering. There is particular emphasis on modernization of the propulsion plant, improvements for passenger embarkation/debarkation and cargo handling, hydrodynamic enhancements, and vibration reduction.
EBDG Designs Landing Craft for San Juan Islands
EBDG partnered with Latitude Marine Services (LMS) to update the design of a current landing craft operated by San
Juan Ferry & Barge, designed by EBDG and built by LMS.
EBDG provided design and production support services, and conducted a post-construction stability test for the new vessel, the M/V NORDLAND II. The M/V NOR-
DLAND II entered service at the beginning of the year, providing freight transportation throughout the San Juan
Islands. The design revision incorporated a midbody hull addition and re