Pyxis specifications

Owner/operator: Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Blue & Gold  Fleet, San Francisco, Calif.
Designer/builder: Advanced Multihull Designs, Sydney, Australia/Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Wash.
Dimensions: L: 143’ B: 39.5’ D: 5.4’
Mission: Passenger ferry
Crew size: Four

Hull:

  • Aluminum catamaran

Propulsion:

  • (2) MTU 16V 4000 M65 main engines, 3,433 hp each
  • (2) HamiltonJet HT810 waterjets
  • ZF Marine 9055 gears
  • (2) John Deere 6068AFM85E auxiliary gensets, 155 kW each
  • Centa shafting components and couplings
  • HamiltonJet steering system
  • Maximum speed: 38 knots (lightship)
  • Cruising speed: 34 knots (full load)

Capacities:

  • Passengers: 445
  • Fuel: 5,600 gallons
  • Potable water: 600 gallons
  • Diesel exhaust fluid: 300 gallons
  • Displacement: 236.2 metric tons (full load)

Navigation/communications:

  • Furuno FAR-2127 25-kW radar (primary) with chart radar option
  • Furuno FAR-2117 12-kW radar (secondary)
  • Airmar DT800 depth sounder
  • (3) Icom IC-M605 VHF radios
  • Furuno GP170D DGPS
  • Furuno FA170 Class A AIS
  • Rose Point Navigation Systems electronic charting software
  • ESS PA/video systems
  • Ritchie Helmsman magnetic compass

Additional equipment:

  • Humphree trim system
  • MTU Callosum automation system
  • International coatings
  • Callenberg HVAC
  • SurvitecZodiac life rafts
  • Kidde FM-200 fire suppression system
  • Commercial Fire Protection fire alarm and detection

Classifications:

  • U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter K
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