Nichols Brothers Delivers Catamaran
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., of Whidbey Island, Wash., delivered a Cummins- powered, 112-ft. (34.2 m) vessel for service between Alameda, Oakland, and San Francisco this past November.
The 315-passenger catamaran, M/V Peralta, will be operated by the Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service, with the Blue and Gold Fleet providing maintenance and engineering services.
The vessel was designed by International Catamaran Designs of Sydney, Australia.
The new catamaran is powered by Cummins KTA 50 M2 1,600-hp engines, which drive propellers through ZF Marine BW460-1 gears; equipment was provided by Cummins Northwest. Propellers are fivebladed, 46-in. diameter, stain- less steel e q u i p m e n t f r om Rolls- Royce. Matthews Marine supplied the steering system and Reynolds Aluminum Supply Company was the aluminum vendor.
Electronic equipment includes a Ritchie Model FD-500-B compass; Furuno FR 8111 D6 radar, FR 1525 Mk III D6 radar, and GP80D Differential GPS; and Raytheon Ray 430 loudhailer.
Current Nichols Brothers projects include the recently awarded contract to build a Robert Allen -designed fireboat for the Port of Los Angeles. The vessel, dedicated in ceremonies at the Port of Oakland in November, is named for Luis P e r a l t a who retired in 1820 after 40 years in the Spanish Army. He received a land grant of 44,000 acres in the East Bay. This grant now includes the communities of Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Piedmont, and part of San Leandro. The hacienda he established in the Fruitvale section of Oakland was the first non-Indian settlement in the East Bay.
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