General Specifications

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Deck Arrangements

BuilderGladding Hearn
USCG CertifiedYes
USCG Dry DockJanuary 2020
Passenger Capacity267
Gross Tonnage84 (I-245)
Net Tonnage57 (I-99)
Speed (approx.)Maximum: 32.95 knots @ 2,000 RPM
LOA110.5″ LWL: 93.9′
Hull Depth8.5’ Freeboard: 4.10′
DraftWater: 4.3’ Air: 43.3’
Route CertificationLakes, Bays & Sounds
Hull MaterialAluminum
Deckhouse MaterialAluminum
Displacement90.7 long tons
U.S.C.G. Official Number972155
Tank CapacitiesFuel: 2,900 gallons
Waste: 400 gallons
Potable Water: 300 gallons


  • Control station with VDO engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  • Wing controls – port and starboard
  • Two helm seats
  • Hydraulic steering at the helm
  • Two Hamilton Jets control modules
  • Two Murphy bilge alarms
  • Fog bell
  • Airchime horn
  • Carlisle Finch lever operated searchlight
  • Hamilton Jet direction indicators
  • Two windshield wipers
  • Three Standard model IC-M127 VHF/FM marine radios with antennas
  • Simrad model IS15 depth sounder
  • Furuno model RCU-014 radar system
  • Furuno model RP15 radar system
  • Furuno model GPS Navigator GP-33
  • Ritchie compass
  • Raytheon model Ray430 loudhailer
  • AiPhone model TD-6H intercom system
  • United Safe Inc., safe


  • Three banks of theater style seating for 161
  • Three banks of theater style seating for 100
  • Exterior seating for 39


  • Curtis Gem3 Gemini Systems 120A coffee system
  • Three partition stainless steel sink
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Stainless steel ice bin
  • Under counter refrigerator
  • Sharp Carousel microwave oven
  • Soda system


  • One ship service 76 kW Southwest Products generator powered by a dedicated John Deere marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock – starboard
  • Hours: 21,706 – March 2019
  • One ship service 50 kW Northern Lights generator powered by a dedicated John Deere marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock – port
  • Hours: 3,166 – March 2019
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 50 AMP/ 125 VAC shore power service – single phase
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Four 8D enclosed heavy duty batteries – 24VDC (electronics)
  • Two 4D gel cell unites per hull – 24VDC (engines)
  • One starting battery (generator)
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • Two McCarron VMI battery battery chargers
  • Mitsubishi Electric split system heat pump model PUZ A18NHAG – wheelhouse
  • Two Carrier Gemini Split Systems model 38ARZ012-501 heat pump – Salons
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


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


  • Two 12-cylinder 2,330 HP DDEC MTU model 12V-4000 marine diesel engines, fuel filters, seawater strainers, heat exchanger with seacocks (NEW 2001)
  • Hours: Port – 22,686, starboard 22,033 – In frame overhaul 2006
  • Engine room insulation
  • Two ZF model ZF7549C @ 2.028:1 reduction marine gears
  • Two Hamilton Jet model HM721 water jets


The vessel is equipped with three unisex heads. 


  • 272 type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 31 type I child size personal flotation devices
  • Four DBC Marine Safety systems Ltd inflatable buoyant apparatus (IBA) – 150 passengers each
  • Three 24” life rings one with line
  • Three self-actuated rescue lights
  • Halon model 1301 fixed engine room fire suppression system
  • Five 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
  • Fortress anchor with rode


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

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with two entry doors aft of amishships on port and starboard.  The main deck is arranged with banks of forward-facing seating along port, center & starboard that accommodates and banquettes accommodating 161.  A beverage bar is located amidships along the centerline.  Access between the main and 01 decks is aft on port and starboard.  Three heads are along the aft bulkhead on the main deck.    The 01 deck offers three banks of forward-facing seating along port, center & starboard and banquettes accommodating 100 in the cabin.  Seating is provided aft in open air that accommodates 39. A stairway providing access between the 01 and 02 decks is along the centerline aft.  The wheelhouse is located on the 02 deck.


The VALLEJO is in good condition.  The ferry offers a sleek style and wonderful viewing for passengers. She underwent a major refit in 2001.