Gladding Hearn delivers catamaran to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding has delivered a 27-metre catamaran to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

Glory and its sister ship Champion were designed by Incat Crowther.

The ferry is optimised for bow loading, with double-width gates and doors. The bow design integrates with existing shore-based infrastructure and the wheelhouse is designed to meet strict visibility requirements, allowing the captain to clearly see the foredeck.

The vessel is powered by a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert engines, driving Hamilton HM571 water jets, for a service speed of 26 knots and a top speed of 30 knots.

Glory measures in at 27.15 metres long, 8.5 metres wide and has a 2.8-metre depth.

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