I have a meeting with Peter Philips of Pacific Maritime magazine about this next onth,
I do have a Lake Chelan ferry. See pictures.
Most of my boats are in Hawaii. The Holo Holo, Kai Oli Oli and Alii Nui are warm weather boats that ferry a large number of passengers. I want to take what I know and apply it to the Puget Sound.
The difference is that I come from a sailing background. We are familiar with easily driven hulls, and weight saving is critical.
Almost all the passenger ferries that I see are by designers with a powerboat background. They just pile on more horsepower to make up for not being easily driven.
I have been designing catamarans for 35 years. With the help of congressman John Miller, I got the USCG to adopt a particular design rule to design catamarans to.
I appreciate your interest.