Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp Delivers Car Ferry to State of Delaware

Salisbury, MD – Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp in Salisbury, Maryland announced today that it has delivered the “Woodside†Car Ferry to the State of Delaware. It is the third ferry that Chesapeake Shipbuilding has designed and built at its Salisbury facility. 
The Ferry is the only car ferry operated by the Delaware Department of Transportation and has operated at the Woodside site for over 200 years. The LOA: 94 feet; BEAM: 31 feet; DRAFT: 2.5 feet; HULL: 4 feet. It is powered by Thrust Master hydraulic tunnel drives and ramps.
Chesapeake Shipbuilding has over 30 years of direct industry experience and has become the leading designer and builder of a notable array of commercial ships up to 300 feet in length, with specialization in the design and construction of passenger vessels, tugboats, ferry boats, etc.
Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s construction yard is located on 13 acres of level land, with nearly 2000 feet of deepwater bulkhead, along the protected waters of Maryland’s Wicomico River. It has 2 construction basins, 3 level construction/side launch systems, plus a ground transfer system and various hull fabrication buildings and shops.
Chesapeake Shipbuilding offers long-term career opportunities with room for growth.
By Professional Mariner Staff