Kingston Express

Kingston Express

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with four boarding doors on the main deck; two forward of amishships port and starboard and two fully aft.  The main deck salon is arranged with forward facing fixed seating (three port & three starboard) with a center aisle.  An interior stairway offers access between the main and 01 decks. The 01 deck offers a climate controlled cabin and open air space for passengers as well the wheelhouse.


The KINGSTON EXPRESS is in good condition.  The vessel is well set up as a ferry and for sightseeing.



General Specifications

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Name Kingston Express
Style Ferry
Builder Neuville Boat Works
Hull Planning
USCG Certified Yes
USCG Dry Dock October 2018
USCG Official Number 633786
Route Certification Lakes, Bays and Sounds Plus Limited Coastwise
Passenger Capacity 147
Gross Tonnage 84
Net Tonnage 57
Speed (approx.) Cruising: 14 knots@1400 RPM
Maximum: 22 knots@2200 RPM
Built 1981
LOA 105′
LWL 92.5′
Beam 22.1′
Hull Depth Depth 9.7′
Freeboard Depth 5.7′
Draft Water:4′ Air: 27′
Hull Material Aluminum
Deckhouse Material Aluminum
Tank Capacities Fuel: 2,500 gallons
Waste: 300 gallons -type III MSD
Potable Water: 300 gallons


  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  • Bilge alarm system
  • Hydraulic steering system
  • MTU clutch and throttle controls
  • Fog bell
  • Dual trumpet horn
  • Two handheld searchlights
  • Three AFI windshield wipers
  • Uniden model QT-206 digital depth sounder
  • Standard Horizon VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Uniden VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Furuno model FA-150 AIS
  • Furuno Navtex model NV-500
  • Furuno flux gate compass
  • Dirigo compass
  • Raytheon model 430 loudhailer
  • Furuno model FAP-50 auto pilot
  • Furuno model GPS Navigator C-Map NT
  • Furuno model RD-30 depth sounder
  • Two Furuno model 1832 radar systems – ARPA enabled
  • Furuno model AT-1500 antenna coupler
  • Lowell public address system

Salon (Main)

  • Five Olevia 22” and one Panasonic 32” television sets

Beverage Bar/Galley (Main Deck)

  • Solid surface top
  • Stainless steel sink
  • True model TD 65-24 cooler
  • Kenmore model 721.62109200 microwave oven
  • Bunn model CWTF15 coffee machine

Electrical System

  • Two 30 kW Delco model E7191 generators each powered by a Detroit Diesel model 4-71N marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock
  • Hours: 1,149 port, 1,152 starboard – January 2018
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 100 AMP 208 three phase shore power service
  • 50’ 100 AMP/ 208 VAC power cord
  • 115 VAC exterior and interior perimeter lighting
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Two 12 VDC 8D and four heavy duty batteries enclosed
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • Xantrex model 804-2420 automatic 20 amp battery charger – main engines
  • Two Newmar model ABC 12-25 automatic 25 amp battery charger – generators
  • Copeland 9 ton air-conditioning system
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)

Hull, Superstructure and Decks

  • 0.375” 5000 series aluminum hull
  • 6000 series aluminum deckhouse
  • Insulated deckhouses
  • Four watertight compartments formed by three transverse bulkheads
  • 6” split pipe rub rail
  • Boarding gates: two forward and two aft
  • Eight 15” stainless steel kevels
  • Deck fittings:
    Electrical:  starboard
    Waste: starboard
    Water: starboard
    Fuel: starboard

Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details

  • Three 6 cylinder 740 HP @ 2300 RPM MTU Series 60 Tier II marine diesel engines, pneumatic start, fuel filters, keel cooled, seawater strainers with seacocks – NEW 2006
  • Hours:3,141 port, 3,115 center, 3,142 starboard – October 2016
  • Wesmar model CPS-1000 gyro controlled motion dampening system
  • ZF model 350 2.63:1 marine gears
  • Engine room insulation
  • Two 34” 23 pitch four blade bronze Dynaquad propellers
  • 3.5” stainless steel Aquamet 19 shafts
  • 20 gallon water heater
  • Two Quincy 3 hp air compressors with 60 gallon receivers
  • 12” Wesmar model DPC-25 bow thruster powered

The vessel is equipped with two heads and each contains:

  • Toilet
  • One sink and faucet
  • Toilet paper dispenser
  • Paper towel dispenser
  •  Forward head has a shower.

Safety Equipment

  • 158 type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 15 type I child size personal flotation devices
  • EPIRB Cat 1 406 MHz\McMurdo s-4 rescue SART – 9GHz-X bank Radar transceiver
  • Three SOS rescue portable handheld VHF radio weather radios
  • Three Viking model 50RDV 50 person life rafts
  • Two 30” life rings one with lines
  • Five self-actuated rescue lights
  • Five B-II and One B-I 10 lb. dry chemical fire extinguisher
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Two fire stations including: 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
  • Fire axe
  • Danforth style anchor
  • Ideal anchor windlass


  • Exterior coating: Marine epoxy
  • Exterior decks: Anti Slip
  • Interior decks:
    Salon: Carpet
    Heads: Vinyl
    Bar: Vinyl
    Wheelhouse: Carpeting
  • Headliner: ¼” melamine
  • Interior Bulkheads:
    Salon: ¼” melamine
    Heads: ¼” melamine