The M/V "Prince of Wales" is a 198' passengers/vehicle ferry.
It will accommodate 150 passengers and 30 vehicles.
The M/V "Prince of Wales" is owned by the Inter-Island Ferry Authority
in Craig, Alaska.
Elliott Bay Design Group in Seattle, Washington was the designer of
the M/V "Prince of Wales" and the builder was Dakota Creek Industries
in Anacortes, Washington.
According to information provided by the Inter-Island Ferry Authority's web site,
the M/V "Prince of Wales"has three stations of operation, the center helm and two
wing stations port and starboard. The engines are 3512 Caterpillars rated
at 1,500 horsepower each. Service speed is 15 knots, and a one way trip including
tie-up time is estimated to be approximately 3 hours. The vessel has controllable pitch
propellers. Safety equipment and electronics is the most current state-of-the-art available.
The vessel is completely wheelchair accessible with an elevator. Amenities on
the vessel include a galley with a coffee shop and lounge for dining comfort,
forward observation with comfortable settees, a reading lounge with future internet
hook-ups incorporated into the design, an out-of-the-way quiet room, a children's
playroom with viewing window for parents, and a solarium.