Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Design 1524 - Cabrillo


This aluminum passenger ferry was designed for the Catalina Island Sightseeing Lines of Wilmington, California. She was built by the Chaffee Machine Company of San Diego, California and launched in 1960.

The vessel was designed for year-round daily service between Wilmington and Catalina Island, approximately 21 miles off shore. At the time of her launch it was said she was the largest all-aluminum passenger carrying vessel licensed for ocean going service. She is certified to carry 110 passengers.


She is powered by twin GM 12V-71 Detroit Diesels generating 456 hp each for a cruising speed of 16.5 knots. She achieved a maximum speed of 19.75 knots during her sea trials.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 65'-3"
LWL 61'-9"
Beam 18'-6"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 84,000 lbs


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