Hat Express

Hat Express

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with two entry doors forward port and starboard, with one aft along the centerline. The main deck is arranged with cargo storage forward, the beverage bar abaft of storage on starboard. with 14 bench seating units with capacity for 54 passengers. The heads are fully aft on the main deck one to port and one to starboard. Acess between the main and 01 deck is forward on port. The 01 deck is arranged with fourteen bench units offering seating for 32 passengers in the cabin, 20 passengers on the foredeck & 24 passengers on the open aft deck. The wheelhouse is fully forward.


The HAT EXPRESS is in very good condition. The ferry offers a sleek style and wonderful viewing for passengers. Fuel burn at 10 knots is 22 gph, fuel burn @ 26 knots is 120 gph.



General Specifications

Regulatory File – Insert Official Number 1034230 in the Vessel Number box and click “search”

Deck Layout

Name Hat Express (ex-EXPEDITIONS S)
Style Ferry
Builder American Eagle Architect: Jensen Maritime Consultants
Hull Semi Displacement
USCG Certified Yes
USCG Dry Dock July 2023
USCG Official Number 1034230
Route Certification Lakes, Bays and Sounds
Passenger Capacity 89
Gross Tonnage 51
Net Tonnage 41
Speed (approx.) Maximum: 20 kts @2000 RPM (light ship)
Built 1997
LOA 55.5′
LWL 55.5′
Beam 17.4′
Hull Depth Depth 8′
Freeboard Depth 4.03′
Draft Water: 4.6′ Air Draft: 17.5′
Displacement 35.34 tons
Hull Material Aluminum
Deckhouse Material Aluminum
Tank Capacities Fuel: 1,200 gallons
Waste: 150 gallons
Potable Water: 58 gallons

  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  • Two Island Fairview defrosters
  • SeaPost Helm seats
  • Wing control port and starboard
  • ZF Mathers controls (NEW 2017)
  • Detroit Diesel EDM controls
  • Jastram model H58 steering
  • All voids with bilge alarms
  • Fog bell
  • AFI horn
  • Perko remote operated searchlight
  • Hough Seattle rudder indicator
  • Three windshield wipers
  • Standard Horizon model Eclipse DSC+ VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Uniden model Solara DSC VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • KVH Azimuth 1000
  • Furuno model Navnet C-Map radar system
  • NavNet model C-Net NT navigation
  • Garmin model 3210 GPS Map plotter
  • Nexus Marine model NX2 knot meter
  • Radio Shack SWR meter
  • Public address system
  • Sony model CDX-M30 stereo system
  • Qsee HD CCTV system
  • Dell 16: CCTV monitor
  • Headhunter Tank Tender


  • Fourteen benches along port & starboard


  • Stainless steel single partition sink
  • Bloomfield coffee maker
  • Emerson microwave
  • Beverage cooler (IN-OP)
  • AFI ships clock
  • Acer 17” computer monitor
  • Hewlett Packard printer


  • Eight benches along port & starboard 
  • Exterior seating for 39


  • 5 kW Onan model MDKAF-3386847 generator powered by dedicated Northern Lights model M843NW3-12 marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock (NEW 2018): hours: 1,100 February 2020
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 30 AMP/ 208 VAC shore power service – three phase
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Three 8D 8 enclosed heavy-duty batteries – 24VDC (engines)
  • Two Xintex Thru Charge 30-amp chargers
  • Three 8D enclosed heavy ty batteries – 24 VDC (house)
  • One McCarron VMI 75-amp battery charger
  • Five Perko battery isolation switches
  • 5 battery chargers
  • King (220 VAC) heaters
  • Electro Gard Marine model 710A-2 anti-corrosion system (NEW 2018)
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • Aluminum plate hull
  • Each hull has five watertight compartments formed by four transverse bulkheads
  • Boarding gates: two aft


  • Two 16-cylinder 1,100 HP Detroit Diesel model 16V92 marine diesel engines, fuel filters, seawater strainers, heat exchanger with seacocks – (REBUILT Port 2014, Starboard 2012)
  • Hours (since rebuild): Port – 2043, starboard 3,107 – February 2020
  • Engine room insulation
  • Two Detroit Diesel model DD272EV 2.04:1 close coupled reduction marine gears
  • Maritime Dynamics Inc. trim ride control (NON-OP)
  • Naiad bow thruster
  • Fuel & hydraulic hoses replaced in 2018
  • Groco Paragon oil change system
  • Two Craftsman toolboxes with assorted hand tools


The vessel is equipped with two unisex heads, of which one is ADA compliant.


  • 91 type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 10 type I child size personal flotation devices
  • Two DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd Survitec 50 person inflatable buoyant apparatus (IBA) – 100 passenger capacity.   
  • One 24” life ring with line
  • Halon model 1301 45 lb. fixed engine room fire suppression system in each engine room
  • One 10 lb. B:C, two 2-A & two 40 B:C fire extinguishers
  • Ceapstan
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • One fire station on each deck: 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.
  • Bruce anchor with rode


  • Exterior coating: Coating
  • Exterior decks: non-skid
  • Interior decks: Vinyl
  • Headliner: Aluminum
  • Interior Bulkheads: Vinyl