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Mavrik Marine’s MV Dorado has left the building

The 320-passenger jet ferry MV Dorado rolled out of Mavrik Marine last week for a brief excursion to Anacortes.

The La Conner boat builder is contracted by California’s Water Emergency Transportation Authority to build four, and possibly five, aluminum ferries for its 15-vessel San Francisco Bay fleet. The MV Dorado is the first.

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, the 130-foot long, 36-foot wide and 30-foot tall vessel was lifted onto a custom-fabricated, 18-wheel, remote-controlled hydraulic dolly that fit between the catamaran’s two hulls.

Thursday morning about 11 a.m. Mavrik employees steered...


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