Friday, January 21, 2011

Design 2476 - M/V Race Point

This 163' auto/passenger ferry services Fishers Island, New York from New London, Connecticut, a trip of about 4 nautical miles. She was built by Eastern Marine of Panama City, Florida, launched in 1985 and is still in service today.

Powered by twin Caterpillar 3412 marine diesels generating 540 bhp each @ 1,800 rpm turning 44" diameter x 3-bladed propellers, maximum speed is about 12.5 knots. The vessel is certified to carry 263 passengers and 93 vehicles including cars and trucks.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 163'-0"
LWL 145'-0"
Beam 33'-6"
Draft 8'-5"
Displacement 396 LT

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