San Francisco Bay Ferry Awards $3.39M Vessel Contract

Feb. 12, 2015

SF Bay Ferry has awarded a $3.39 million contract to Bay Ship & Yacht Co., Alameda, California, for the mid-life refurbishment of the M.V. Peralta.  

The contract will provide the 331-passenger, 25-knot catamaran with refurbished main engines, generators, gear boxes, new steering system components, renewed restrooms, new carpets, and passenger seats.  This is the first phase of the two-phase Peralta refurbishment process.  SF Bay Ferry will issue a Request for Proposals for Phase 2 in late 2015.  Phase 1 is scheduled for completion by May 1, in order to make the vessel available for summer season operations.

Built in 2001 by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, the M.V. Peralta has passed its economic mid-life.  In order to provide for continued reliable operation, the vessel needs major refurbishment.

The M.V. Peralta refurbishment is part of an ongoing SF Bay Ferry program to maintain its fleet of 12 passenger vessels.  Over the next few months, the ferry service expects to award a contract for approximately $32 million for the construction of two new 400-passenger vessels.  The new boats will replace two boats from the 12-vessel fleet that are being retired within the next two years.