Major City Details Ferry Boat Expansion
In national maritime industry news, New York City unveiled plans to expand ferry service throughout the city with 18 new passenger ferry vessels.
During a city press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio informed that “each new boat will be equipped with the most modern engine design available to reduce emissions and noise, as well as an efficient hull design that will limit wakes and maximize fuel economy.” (NBC)
With new boats on the horizon, their current fleet of “yellow” water taxis will be dry docked or contracted until the new fleet is ready to fully function. Building the new fleet with the latest in technology means each boat’s modern engine design will operate cleaner and more environmentally friendly.
Modern build also means better technology for the 149 passengers each ferry will carry and provide WiFi. Plans to expand landing sites to 21 city-wide, the new vessels will offer more freedom to commuters.
GCAH latest project with the city of New York were Fire Boats commemorating the 343 firefighters who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.