Mavrik Marine floats second ferry for San Francisco system
November 8, 2023
After a weeklong wait for the right tide and weather conditions, the aluminum ferry M.V. Delphinus left Monday night in a tricky operation conducted under rented klieg lights.
No crane in La Conner is big enough to lower the 130-foot long, 36-foot wide, 30-foot tall aluminum catamaran into the water. Dunlap Towing barged it to Dakota Industries in Anacortes, where a Syncrolift will place it in the water.
After transferring sister ferry M.V. Dorado to a barge in February 2022, Mavrik Marine staff changed some equipment and procedures. This week's transfer went smoothly. At 6:57 p.m., with...