Fishers Island Ferry District adds a Vessel to the Fleet

The newest addition is a passenger only ‘high-speed’ boat that will run at least two scheduled round trips Monday-Friday between the District’s New London, CT, and Fishers Island, NY Ferry Terminals.

Docking at New London’s City Pier and crossing Fishers Island Sound to Silver Eel Cove’s FIDCO dock this 18 passenger catamaran will cut the commute to approximately 25 minutes. The plan is to have her in service from early May to October’s end. The scheduled runs will supplement the M/V Munnatawket and M/V Race Point car and passenger ferries regular schedules.

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Photo Credit: Captain Jon Haney

Built in 2017 by Armstrong Marine USA the passenger ferry is a 38′ Crew Lander. Equipped with twin engines, FLIR Maritime thermal imaging system (gives the captain the power to see clearly in total darkness, through solar glare, and through light fog and smoke), comfortable seating, lifeboat, personal life jackets, a certificate of inspection, while meeting all Coast Guard required safety standards.

Run by a captain and one crew member this boat will also be available for charters when not in regularly scheduled service. This may including party guests, golf groups, and wedding transportation. She can ferry passengers to West Harbor and East Harbor as well as Silver Eel, New London and other Connecticut and Rhode Island coastline locations.

Next steps:

  • The District will take possession of the boat in mid-May 2019. This allows the Ferry crew to get it ready for the anticipated Memorial Day weekend relaunch.
  • Ticketing will be via a ticketing app, on a 1st come 1st served basis.
  • Currently named Bangarang, this ferry needs a new name.
  • Naming and schedule suggestions for the new passenger ferry may be emailed to info@fiferry.com

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