The MV Issaquah is a Issaquah class auto and passenger ferry owned and operated by Washington State Ferries, a child department of the Washington State Department of Transportation. It was built in Seattle, Washington in 1979 and re-built in 1989.
It has capacity for 1,200 passengers and 124 vehicles in total.
The vessel measures 328 feet in length with a beam of 78 feet 8 inches and a draft of 16 feet 6 inches.
It is equipped with two diesel powered engines that can generate a total of 5,000 horsepower and reach a service speed of 16 knots.
The MV Issaquah is ADA compliant with accessible restrooms on both the auto and passenger decks as well as an elevator on the auto deck.
Other amenities include vending and newspaper machines on the main passenger deck.
The Issaquah name has multiple meanings. It is a Native American word meaning “snake”, “the sound of birds”, or “little stream”.