The 2,000-hp ferry is similar to the pair of ferries delivered to NY Waterway in 2015 and 2016 — the 350-passenger Molly Pitcher and Betsy Ross.

All three were designed by LeMole Naval Architecture in Tuckahoe, New Jersey. 

For you engineers and ferry enthusiasts, the ferry’s hull construction is made up of 5086 aluminum plate and the extrusions are 6061 aluminum.

It’s powered by a pair of Cummins QSK38 engines, producing 1,000-hp each at 1,800 rpm. The engines turn a pair of ZF 5-bladed nibral wheels through ZF marine gear with 2.952:1 ratios. The package gives the ferry a service speed of 22 to 23 knots

The next 109’x31’ ferry is scheduled for delivery in October 2020, with the final ferry set for April 2021.

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A New Jersey used car dealer has been charged with trying to rip-off NYC for $45 million by selling N95 respirator masks he did not have, in addition to price gouging the masks he did not have, in addition to claiming the masks he did not have were 3M-branded.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Ronald Romano, 58, sought quick riches in late March when his Performance Supply LLC tried to sell seven million masks to New York City’s Office of Citywide Procurement for about 500% above the typical list price.  He was also accused of trying to sell three million Mexican-made N99 face masks to Florida’s Division of Emergency Management for $5.46 million, a more than 500% markup.

Prosecutors said the Manalapan, New Jersey, resident created a bogus letter falsely showing that 3M Co authorized the sale.