MV Mare Island

A picture of the MV Mare Island, a ferry boat in the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet, sailing across the San Francisco Bay. It has a blue, green and white paint job and the San Francisco Bay Ferry logo adorns the side of the vessel.
MV Mare Island

The MV Mare Island is a passenger ferry boat belonging to the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet. It typically serves the Vallejo Ferry route.

It has capacity for 330 passengers, 10 bikes and is wheelchair accessible. It features two passenger decks, onboard restrooms and a snack and drink bar.

The MV Mare Island was built by Dakota Creek Industries, a shipbuilding and ship repair company in Anacortes, WA, at a cost of $6 million. It began ferry service in 1997.

It uses two MTU 16V4000 M73 engines and is propelled by two MJP 750 Mk 2 Water Jets allowing it to reach a top speed of 34 knots (39 miles per hour).

It is made from aluminum and measures 41.3 meters in length. It has a gross tonnage of 95 tons. The MV Mare Island uses ultra low sulfur diesel for its fuel source and has a fuel capacity of 5,000 gallons.