Alaska Class Ferry Project
The Day Boat Alaska Class Ferries are currently under construction by Vigor Alaska in Ketchikan. The first of the two vessels is scheduled for delivery in spring 2018. The second ferry is scheduled for delivery fall 2018.
The ferries will be 280- feet long, seat up to 300 passengers and carry 53 standard vehicles. Each ferry will feature bow and stern doors for quicker loading and unloading, fully enclosed car decks and controllable pitch propellers to maximize maneuverability and efficiency. A modified hull design will greatly improve traveler comfort during rough weather.
The State was able to incorporate public input into the final design of the ferries while keeping the project within budget. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2018.