Blount Marine Delivers 64-Foot Ferry To Prudence Island Navigation

Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has delivered the new M/V Prudence Ferry to the Prudence Island Navigation Company. The ferry took over operations of the previous vessel, the Prudence II, on March 1.

The new M/V Prudence Ferry at 64 feet by 35 feet by 4 feet, is capable of carrying up to 10 cars and 149 passengers, and is said to be considered the best ice-breaking vessel on the Narragansett Bay. She will make special trips between Bristol, R.I., and Prudence Island for rubbish pick up, fuel truck delivery, fire and emergency, highway maintenance and heavy delivery trucks. A uniquely designed bow ramp enables the Prudence Ferry to embark/disembark vehicles easily.

The previous ferry, although being able to carry 225 passengers, had no freight-carrying capability and a one-car capacity.

The M/V Prudence Ferry, powered by a Detroit Diesel Allison 12V71 engine, has a 40- person-capacity passenger shelter with picture windows, sound-insulated interiors, two heated cabins and a third removable cabin. The ferry is designed to be a very "dry" vessel, keeping both passengers and cargo safe and comfortable.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 109,  Jun 1986

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