Conrad Shipyard Christens Woods Hole Ferry

Image courtesy Conrad Shipyard

By MarEx 2016-05-27 11:16:31

The M/V Woods Hole, a 235-foot long passenger ferry built for the Steamship Authority of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, was christened on May 20 at Conrad Aluminum in Amelia, Louisiana.   

The ferry has the capacity to carry 384 passengers, 55 automobiles or 10 eighteen-wheel tractor-trailers.  The Woods Hole will run its 45-minute route to and from Martha’s Vineyard and the community of Woods Hole. The Steamship Authority Ferry schedule lists 14 trips daily.  

The vessel is appointed with oversized leather reclining seats, a snack area, conference tables and WIFI stations, and is equipped with state-of-the-art radar, communications and navigation systems. The Woods Hole has a beam of 64feet, a draft of 10.5-feet and a hull depth of 18-feet.  

“She’s a beauty,” said Project Manager Thomas Rachal. “This vessel is a perfect example of the ships built by Conrad Shipyard,” he said. “Quality in every detail.”  

Conrad President and CEO, Johnny Conrad added, “Woods Hole represents the very latest in passenger comfort, safety and convenience. I am very proud of the members of the Conrad shipbuilding team who brought this beautiful vessel to life.”  

Wayne Lamson, General Manager Steamship Authority; Betsy Gladfelter, Chair Steamship Authority; and Carl Walker, Director of Engineering and Maintenance.


The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.