USA: Kvichak Marine Delivers Passanger Catamaran Tecopa

Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, recently delivered the P/V “Tecopa”, a 65’ passenger catamaran for the Chemehuevi Transit Authority of Lake Havasu, California.

The vessel operates as a ferry on Lake Havasu, with ports of call at Lake Havasu City on the Arizona side and at Havasu Landing on the California side.

Tecopa was sea trialed in Seattle then disassembled and loaded on two trucks and shipped to Havasu Landing, CA where it was reassembled by Kvichak with support from the tribe. Her maiden voyage was on Dec 3, 2012.

Designed by Kvichak Marine, the 150-passenger catamaran is powered by twin MTU series 60 diesel engines, rated for 600 HP @ 2100 RPM, and fitted to ZF 550 marine gears. The vessel operates at a service speed of 20+ knots and is capable of operating with a crew of three.

Kvichak Marine Industries, December 28, 2012

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