US National Park Service gets new passenger/utility boat

Photo: TAI Engineers

The US National Park Service (NPS) will soon begin operational sailings of a new all-steel passenger/utility vessel.

Built by TAI Engineers and Aluma Marine with the assistance of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Marine Design Center, the ABS-classed Annie Moore has a length of 74 feet (22.5 metres), a beam of 24 feet (7.3 metres), a knuckle boom crane, and a main deck with a galley and seating for up to 40 passengers.

The vessel also has two Caterpillar C18 main engines and ice strengthening in the bow, the rudders, and the propellers.

Annie Moore will be used to transport passengers and cargo between Battery Park in Manhattan and Ellis Island.

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