Aluminum Passenger Catamaran Refurbishment for Major Marine Tours
June 2016 Coastwise Corporation completed the design and construction support of a re-power and stern extension for the M/V Spirit of Adventure. The Spirit of Adventure is owned by Major Marine Tours, and is used as an excursion vessel to transport passengers on sight-seeing tours of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula out of Seward, Alaska. The re-power and stern extension design was conducted by Coastwise Corporation, and the refurbishment work was conducted by Catalyst Marine Engineering in Seward, Alaska.
The M/V Spirit of Adventure is a USCG inspected subchapter K passenger vessel certified to carry up to 240 passengers on Exposed Waters. The vessel was originally built by Nichols Brothers in 1985 as an 86 foot long high-speed aluminum catamaran. For this project, Coastwise designed a stern extension for the vessel, which increased the vessel's length to 96 feet. The re-power of the vessel involved the installation of two 1,450 horsepower main engines which meet new EPA Tier 3 emission requirements.
The owner of the vessel contacted Coastwise Corporation to take advantage of our 27 years of experience designing USCG inspected high-speed catamarans. For further information on the M/V Spirit of Adventure or other high-speed catamaran passenger vessel designs please contact Coastwise Corporation at (907) 929-3148.
About Coastwise Corporation
Coastwise Corporation is a naval architecture/marine engineering firm in operation since 1989. The company provides professional vessel design, marine structural and marine systems engineering, and water borne transportation analysis to both public and private clients. Coastwise specializes in designing vessels and marine systems that successfully and efficiently operate in demanding marine environments.