Blount Boats & Elliott Bay Design Group Partner to Deliver a New Passenger Ferry

Design and Construction Services Awarded for Governors Island, New York

Blount Boats and Elliott Bay Design Group Partner to Deliver a New Passenger Ferry Design and Construction Services Awarded for Governors Island, New York

WARREN, RI (July 10, 2017) – Blount Boats together with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has been awarded the contract to design and construct a new passenger-only ferry for Governors Island, New York by The Trust For Governors Island (Trust). The Blount/EBDG partnership combines their extensive knowledge, skills and experience in the design and construction of ferries.

“Blount Boats is honored to have been chosen by the Trust to build another iconic vessel for New York Harbor,” Marcia Blount, President of Blount Boats, said upon award of the contract. Robert J. Pelletier, Vice President of Blount Boats, will be Project Manager for the construction at the Blount shipyard.

“EBDG looks forward to working with Blount and designing a quality vessel for the Trust,” Matt Williamson, PMP, Project Manager for the Design said about the award. As the recognized national leader in ferry design, EBDG’s scope of work includes contract and detail design along with vessel delivery support.

The vessel will provide passenger ferry service between Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan and Soissons Landing on Governors Island, New York. The initial vessel design will have a maximum holding capacity of 400 passengers, with a length of 132′, a beam of 40′ and a depth of 13′. The vessel will be built to meet USCG Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 46 Subchapter K.

ABOUT BLOUNT BOATS Blount Boats is a full service shipyard in Warren, Rhode Island offering innovative construction services for the marine industry. Hundreds of Blount built boats have been put into service, including passenger vehicle ferries, commuter boats, dinner excursion boats, passenger ferries, small cruise ships, bunkering tankers, tugs, commercial trawlers and wind farm service vessels, since its founding in 1949. This new vessel will join many other Blount boats currently working in New York Harbor such as the fleet of vessels operated by Statue Cruises taking visitors to the Statue of Liberty including “Miss Liberty” (Hull #15) built in 1954, the “Michael Cosgrove” (Hull #76) built in 1962 for the City of New York and still in service, and the “Sensation” (Hull #278) built in 1989 and purchased and retrofitted in 2015 by Hornblower Cruises and Events.

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ABOUT ELLIOTT BAY DESIGN GROUP Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) is an employee-owned company with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan that provides naval architecture, marine engineering and production support services to owners, operators and shipyards across the country. With a focus on responsiveness, EBDG delivers designs that are better to build and better to operate.

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