The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is currently in the process of designing the Day Boat Alaska Class Ferry and anticipates that construction on the first of two vessels will begin in 2014.

The department recently ended the public comment period regarding the Day Boat Alaska Class Ferry Preliminary Design Study Report. All comments received will be reviewed and incorporated into the final design of the two vessels to the extent feasible. The project schedule moving forward is:

  • Preliminary Design – Fall 2013
  • Model Testing – Fall 2013
  • Functional Design (Plans, Specifications & Estimate) – Fall 2013
  • Negotiate Guaranteed Maximum Price – Winter 2013-14
  • Award Shipyard Contract – Spring 2014
  • Delivery of Vessels – 2016