MV Kittitas is a Issaquah class auto and passenger ferry operated by Washington State Ferries, a child department of the Washington State Department of Transportation. It was built in Seattle, Washington in 1980 and re-built in 1990.
It can transport a maximum of 1,200 passengers and 124 vehicles.
The Kittitas 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 vessel is ADA compliant with accessible restrooms on both the auto and passenger decks as well as an elevator on the auto deck.
A visual paging announcement system displays important announcements on monitors throughout the boat.
Other amenities include a galley and vending and newspaper machines on the main passenger deck.
MV Kittitas is named for the Kittitas (Upper Yakima) Indians, a tribe of “shoal people” who lived along the Yakima River near Ellensburg, Washington.