Elliott Bay to design new ferry for Ohio operator

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(PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio) — Elliott Bay Design Group has been awarded a contract to design the next addition to Miller Boat Line's ferry fleet, the Port Clinton News Herald reported.

The Seattle firm will design a 136-foot vessel capable of carrying 26 vehicles and 600 passengers on the Lake Erie route to and from South Bass Island. The estimated cost of the new ferry is about $7 million and the vessel expected to debut in May 2019. A builder has not been announced.

The operator's current fleet includes a 90-foot boat, two 96-foot boats and a 136-foot boat that will be similar in design to the new vessel. The newbuild will feature better propulsion technology and improved efficiency for loading and unloading passengers.

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By Professional Mariner Staff