I read last week that the washington state department of transportation is looking for new passenger ferries. Typically they will want to pay $5 million for each one. And each one will need a thousand horsepower on each side to go 25 knots. And they will look like autonomous units, designed by fishboat designers.
In the spirit of my friend Larry’s ferry, http://www.seattleferryservice.com/ A single yes, but a nice friendly looking boat. I propose a new Mosquito Fleet looking catamaran. Friendly and traditional, but built with infused composites and epoxy plywood/core/plywood sandwich cabin.
Last saturday I did a quick study model of the vessel. 65′ x 30′. 100 passengers. 27 knots with 500 hp per side. About 1.5 miles per gallon. Cost should be under a million.