General Specifications

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BuilderNichols Brothers Boats Builders
USCG CertifiedYes
USCG Dry DockSeptember 2019
Passenger Capacity395
Gross Tonnage96 (I-286)
Net Tonnage65 (I-118)
Speed (approx.)Maximum: 23 knots @ 1,800 RPM
LOA96.5″ LWL: 86.4′
Hull Depth9.2’ Freeboard: 3.11′
DraftWater: 8.10’ Air: 45’
Route CertificationLakes, Bays & Sounds
Hull MaterialAluminum
Deckhouse MaterialAluminum
Displacement88 long tons
U.S.C.G. Official Number682580
Tank CapacitiesFuel: 2,662 gallons


  • Control station with VDO engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  • Wing stations
  • Jastram jog steering
  • Dual clutch and throttle controls
  • Fog bell
  • Horn
  • Docking lights
  • Five windshield wipers
  • Helm seat
  • ICOM model ICM 504 VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • ICOM model ICM 506 VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Sea model 157 VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Simrad
  • Ross dual range depth sounder
  • Two Furuno model RDP-150 radar systems with array antennas
  • Ritchie Powerdamp Plus compass
  • AiPhone model TD-GH intercom system
  • Crown CTS-600 amplifier


  • Two stainless steel two partition sinks
  • Stainless steel ice bin
  • GE undercounter refrigerator


  • Primo cappuccino coffee machine
  • Inderna refrigerator
  • Westinghouse microwave oven


  • Ship service 55 kW Northern Lights model M4045TF2702015/2016 generator powered by a dedicated marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock – Starboard
  • Hours: 27,195 March 2019
  • Ship service 55 kW Stamford generator powered by a dedicated marine diesel with fuel filter,  seawater strainer and seacock – port
  • Hours: 16,271 February 2019
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 50 AMP/ 125 VAC shore power service – single phase
  • 50’ 50 AMP/ 125 VAC power cord
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Six 12 VDC 8D enclosed heavy duty batteries
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • ChargeMaster model 12/25-3 battery chargers
  • Ducted electric heat system
  • 24 VDC manifold bilge system
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • 3/16” side aluminum plate hulls
  • Each hull has five watertight compartments formed by four transverse bulkheads
  • 6” split pipe rub rail
  • Boarding gates: two aft
  • Stair treads
  • Eight kevels


  • Two 12-cylinder 1,200 HP @ 1800 RPM MTU model 12V4000 marine diesel engines, fuel filters, seawater strainers, heat exchanger with seacocks (NEW 2002)
    • 2017 – Injectors replaced – port (starboard DUE)
    • A and B bank cylinder heads replaced – port
    • A bank cylinder heads replaced – starboard
    • 2016 – B bank cylinder heads replaced – starboard
    • 2013 engines rebuilt, cam & crank bearings not replaced – port and starboard
  • Engine hours (since rebuild): port: 16,660, starboard: 16,647 – March 2019
  • Engine room insulation
  • ZF model 4650 marine gear
  • 4” stainless steel propeller shafts
  • 52” x 57” Five blade stainless steel propellers
  • Spare set of propellers


The vessel is equipped with three unisex heads. 


  • 400 type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 40 type I child size personal flotation devices
  • Three Jim Buoy life rafts – 20 passengers
  • Three Survitec DBC inflatable buoyant apparatus (IBA) – 60 – passengers each
  • Two inflatable buoyant apparatus (IBA) – 100- passengers each
  • Three 24” life rings one with line
  • Three self-actuated rescue lights
  • Two 100 lb. CO2 bottles – mounted
  • Six B-II and One B-I 10 lb. dry chemical fire extinguisher
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • One fire station on each deck and one in each engine room: two 1 1/2” UL approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, two brass or bronze nozzles, two brass or bronze hose bibs.  The bilge pump system operates the fire system also
  • Danforth style anchor with rode
  • Man overboard recovery ladder


  • Exterior coating: Coating
  • Exterior decks: Non-Skid
  • Interior decks:
    • Salon (main): Carpet
    • Salon (01): Carpet
    • Heads: Non-Skid
    • Wheelhouse: Carpet
  • Interior Bulkheads: Aluminum sheathing

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with two entry doors aft of amishships on port and starboard.  The beverage/snack bar is centerline aft of amishships ships with the pantry abaft of the bar.  The heads are fully aft.  Access between the main and 01 decks is via a stairway on port and starboard. The 01 deck is arranged with fixed seating and bench style seating on the aft open deck.  The wheelhouse in on the 02 deck.


The ENCINAL is in good condition.  The ferry offers a sleek style and wonderful viewing for passengers. She underwent a major refit in 2003.