She serves the 7 mile route between Woods Hole and Marthas Vineyard since March 5, 2007. Constructed by VT Halter Marine Inc, of Moss Point, MS, to a design by the Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle, WA. She has a 255 length with a beam of 64. She is powered by two EMD Diesel engines delivering a total of 6000 HP with a top speed of 16 knots. For her route, she has the fastest crossing time of approximately 30 35 minutes. The freight deck can accommodate 60 vehicles with an additional 16 on hydraulic lift decks, for a total capacity of 76 vehicles. The freight deck can be configured to hold motor coaches, trucks or semi-trailers. She is capable of carrying a total of 1,200 passengers. Passenger amenities include a contemporary interior design, ergonomic seats in comfortable arrangements, a quiet area, spacious bathrooms and Free Wi-Fi internet access.
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