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Salem Ferry “Nathaniel Bowditch"Getting Ready for Summer

Busy day at Rose's Dry Dock today.

The Syncrolift and Yard Crew hauled the 100ft M/V “Nathaniel Bowditch" which runs the Salem Ferry from Boston operated by Boston Harbor City Cruises.

The Incat designed catamaran was built in 1999 by Gladding & Hearn - Duclos Shipbuilders in Somerset, Ma as the M/V "Yankee Freedom 2" for the Yankee Fleet out of Key West Fl.

While most Incat designed Catamarans were built for inshore ferry service with water jet drives, the Bowditch is one of the only Incats built for Ocean Service with Propellers and Z-Bow's for offshore performance and stability.

She's powered by (2) 3512E CAT engines turning two propellers at a cruising speed of 30 knots with 250 passengers aboard.

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