MV Dorado

A picture of the MV Dorado docked at the San Francisco Ferry Building during its christening. The Bay Bridge is in the background.
MV Dorado

MV Dorado is a Dorado Class passenger ferry owned and operated by San Francisco Bay Ferry in San Francisco, California. It has capacity for 320 passengers and features onboard restrooms, snack and drink bar, free WIFI, and is wheelchair accessible. It began service in 2022.

The vessel is not currently assigned to a ferry route. It will rotate through all the routes while San Francisco Bay Ferry gathers data on the vessel.

MV Dorado can reach a service speed of 36 knots, making it the fastest vessel San Francisco Bay Ferry’s fleet. It is also the first boat capable of docking at any of the San Francisco ferry system’s 12 ferry terminals.

Dorado was designed by One2Three Naval Architects and built by Mavrik Marine, a commercial boat builder in La Conner, Washington, for $15 million. Construction was managed by Aurora Marine Design.

Photos of MV Dorado being built

A picture of the side of the MV Dorado during construction of the boat. Scaffolding is next to the main door allowing workers to enter. A man in the bottom left is inspecting one of the engines.
A picture of the control room where the ferry captain will pilot the MV Dorado. There are multiple monitors and control panels. The ceiling is exposed and temporary construction lights hang down providing light for the workers.
A closeup picture of the HamiltonJet water jet that will propel the MV Dorado ferry when it is in the water.

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