Seastreak launches new high-speed ferry for NJ, NY

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(HIGHLANDS, N.J.) — The Seastreak ferry fleet has launched Seastreak Commodore, a luxury 150-foot, 35-knot catamaran that will be able to take up to 600 riders from Monmouth County to Wall Street in less than 40 minutes, The Two River Times reported.

The vessel, designed by Incat Crowther of Australia and built by Gulf Craft of Franklin, La., features 360-degree views for passengers on the second deck. It is accented by multiple flat-screen televisions on the first and second decks that are viewable from any seat, Wi-Fi accessibility, HVAC systems that offer climate control for individual sectors of the ship, and multiple dedicated charging stations for passengers’ cellphones and electronic devices.

The design, construction and launch of the catamaran was a four-year project that included 78 redesigns and cost $30 million.

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By Professional Mariner Staff