MV Solano

The MV Solano is a passenger ferry boat once belonging to the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet. It was retired from service in 2019 and sold to Kitsap Transit, a public transit company in Kitsap County, Washington, for $1 million in 2021. While in operation in the Bay Area it typically served the Vallejo Ferry and Richmond Ferry routes.

It has capacity for 320 passengers, 10 bikes and is wheelchair accessible. It features two passenger decks, onboard restrooms and a snack and drink bar.

The MV Solano was built by Dakota Creek Industries, a shipbuilding and ship repair company in Anacortes, Washington, at a cost of $11.2 million. It began ferry service in 2004.

Two MTU 16V4000 M71 engines and two Hamilton 811 water jets propel the MV Solano. It can reach a top speed of 34 knots (39 miles per hour) and can travel 32.5 knots with a full load.

The MV Solano is made from aluminum and measures 41.3 meters in length and has a gross tonnage of 91 tons. It uses ultra low sulfur diesel for its fuel source and has a fuel capacity of 6,600 gallons.