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About the Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry
 

We operate the largest fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard

A smooth comfortable ride, reaching speeds in excess of 33 knots or 40 MPH.
A choice from three levels of viewing areas, outside sundeck seating, or a climate-controlled interior.
Full-service bar with light fare and snacks.
First-class amenities including plush-cushioned interior seating, air-conditioning, clean restrooms, television viewing monitors, and a friendly crew at your service
The Technology
The Millennium is a state-of-the-art high speed catamaran built  by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Somerset, Massachusetts.
An aluminum twin-hulled catamaran powered by four Cummins KTA 38 engines producing 5200 horse power powering four Water Jets.
400 passenger capacity, 110 ft. long and 32 ft. wide.
Engine Room Surveillance System with an advanced fire suppressant system
Computerized GPS and Radar systems.
Inspected regularly by the United States Coast Guard.
 
 
To see a larger view of the ferry's 3 levels of seating please click on the pdf document below.
 
 
 Millennium Ferry Seating Layout




 


 
 

Enhanced Safety

Speed is just one element of catamarans. Safety is an even more significant factor that has likewise been enhanced with their arrival. Unlike single-hulled vessels that are powered by propellers, the catamaran's two hulls are driven by water jet engines, similar to those found on most jet skis. These engines are controlled by a central computerized system, which provides a single joystick that manipulates all four jets. This provides the captain of the boat with the fastest emergency response time for any situation.
 
Why Jets?

The jets also reduce the potential of striking animals below the surface of the water because there are no shafts and propellers underneath the boat. The catamarans also have a shallow draft, meaning that it only needs a few feet of water to stay afloat, and this also reduces the risk of striking a whale or other animal. The water jets and draft contribute to the minimal wake that catamarans leave in their path, providing another advantage over conventional mono-hulled vessels.

If you haven't taken a ride on a high-speed catamaran, we encourage and invite you to come aboard and check out the latest in water travel. We're quite sure, you won't be disappointed!
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