BMT to design fast ferries for Kitsap Transit

BMT and Washington State operator Kitsap Transit have signed a contract for two new high-speed passenger ferries with an option for a third vessel.

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders will construct the vessels, each of which will have an aluminium hull, a length of 43 metres, a top speed of 37 knots, and capacity for up to 255 passengers and 26 bicycles.

Delivery of the ferries is scheduled for 2020.

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