General Specifications

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BuilderDakota Creek Industries, Inc. Architect: Advanced Multihull Designs
USCG CertifiedYes
USCG Dry DockNovember 2021
USCG Official Number1155022
Route Certification Lakes, Bays & Sounds
Passenger Capacity321
Gross Tonnage91 (I-541)
Net Tonnage62 (I-174)
Speed (approx.)Maximum: 34 kts @2000 RPM
(light ship) 32 kts loaded
Hull Depth Depth12.6′
Freeboard Depth8′
DraftWater: 4.92′ Air Draft: 44′
Displacement184  tons
Hull MaterialAluminum
Deckhouse MaterialAluminum
Tank CapacitiesFuel: 6,600  gallons
Lube Oil: 170 gallons
Waste: 500 gallons
Potable Water: 500 gallons


  • Control station with MTU engine instrumentation
  • MTU model MCS-5 Type 2 control system
  • Wing controls – port and starboard
  • E. Vejvad Hansen model BX502/lift helm seat
  • E. Vejvad model KF106VFA/1 seat
  • Hydraulic steering at the helm
  • Two Hamilton Jet control modules
  • Six bilge alarms per hull (MCS-5)
  • Fog bell
  • Airchime WT 25700 horn
  • Carlisle and Finch searchlight
  • Five Wynn Marine Ltd Sea Horse Series 3000 windshield wipers
  • Two ICOM IC-604 VHF/FM marine radios with antennas
  • DataMarine CD400 depth sounder
  • Furuno FAR2127BB/DC 25kW radar system (primary)
  • Furuno FAR2117BB/DC 12kW radar system (secondary)
  • Furuno Sat Compass
  • Furuno model GP150 GPS
  • Furuno model FA 150 AIS
  • Rosepoint ECS PC chart plotting system with FURUNO MU19HD monitor
  • Furuno model LH-300 loud hailer
  • Aiphone TD-6H 6-station intercom system
  • Two Crown model CTS 4200 amplifiers & Crestron model CP2E control processor


  • Four banks of Beurteaux forward facing seating for 178
  • Banquette style seating on port and starboard amidships


  • American Metal Ware Columbia Series dual drip coffee system
  • Three partition sink
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Stainless steel ice bin
  • Stainless steel speed rail
  • Cospolich 2-door under counter reefer
  • True 2-door countertop display reefer
  • Magic Chef microwave oven
  • Nescafe Allegra commercial coffee machine


  • Four banks of Beurteaux forward facing seating for 122
  • Banquette style seating port and starboard aft of amidships
  • Exterior seating for 21


  • Two ship service 125 kW Stamford generators each powered by a dedicated John Deere model 6081AFM01 marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock  A spare generator is offered too.
  • Hours (since rebuild): port:11,849, Starboard: 16,924 – February 2020
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 150 AMP/ 125 VAC shore power service – single phase
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Two 8D enclosed heavy duty batteries – 24VDC (electronics)
  • Two 4D gel cell unites per hull – 24VDC (engines)
  • Two GRP28 starting battery (generator)
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • CAT# 9601 model 24V battery chargers
  • Fläkt HVAC system, 30 tons of AC and electrical heat, four air handlers, seawater cooled compressor condenser
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)
  • Four Charles Charger battery chargers per hull
    One 50 amp and 40amp (24V engines)
    One 20 amp (24v generator)
    One 50amp (24v electronics)


  • 12mm bottom aluminum plate hulls
  • Each hull has seven watertight compartments formed by six transverse bulkheads
  • Boarding gates: port and starboard, two Midships and two aft
  • Stair threads


  • Two 16-cylinder 3,110 HP @ 2,000 MTU model 16V4000 Series marine diesel engines, fuel filters, seawater strainers, heat exchanger with seacocks. 
  • Hours (since rebuild): Port – 19,302, starboard 17,858 – February 2020
  • 424 gallons of main engine fuel per round trip – round trip in Vallejo service is 49 nautical miles taking approximately 2 hours running time, 90 minutes at full speed (34 knots) and 30 minutes at slow speed transit (10 knots) and maneuvering.
  • Engine room insulation
  • Two ZF model 7550 2.028:1 reduction marine gears
  • Two Hamilton Jet model Series 811 water jets
  • AO Smith water heater


The vessel is equipped with five unisex heads and one crew head. One of the heads on the main deck is ADA compliant.


  • 325 type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 33 type I child size personal flotation devices
  • Four inflatable buoyant apparatus (IBA) – 2 x 50 and 2 x 25 passenger capacity (150 capacity total)
  • Three 24” life rings one with line
  • One self-actuated rescue light
  • Kidde CO2 fixed engine room fire suppression system
  • RKI Beacon 200 CO2 gas detection system for engine rooms and tank voids.
  • Three A-II and One B-I and four B-II fire extinguishers
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Jasons Cradle MOB recovery system
  • Five fire stations 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
  • 175lb galvanized steel anchor with 300 ft rode


  • Exterior coating: Coating
  • Exterior decks: non-skid
  • Interior decks: carpet
    Heads: non-skid
    Wheelhouse: vinyl
  • Interior Bulkheads: Aluminum sheathing
  • Headliner: Aluminum

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with two entry doors forward of amidships on port and starboard and aft deck gates port and starboard. The main deck is arranged with four banks of forward-facing seating along port, center & starboard and banquette seating on port and starboard amidships aft that accommodates and banquettes accommodating 178. A beverage bar is located aft along the centerline. Access between the main and 01 decks is abaft of the commissary along the centerline. Three heads are along the aft bulkhead on the main deck. The 01 deck offers four banks of forward-facing seating along port, center & starboard and banquettes accommodating 122 in the cabin. Seating is provided aft in open air that accommodates 21. One large head forward on starboard and two unisex heads aft on starboard. A stairway forward provides access between the 01 deck and bridgedeck.


The SOLANO is in very good condition. The ferry offers a sleek style and wonderful viewing for passengers.