MV Samish is an Olympic 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 2015 and has capacity for 1,500 passengers and 144 vehicles.
Samish measures 362 feet 3 inches in length with a beam of 83 feet 2 inches and a draft of 18 feet.
It is powered by two diesel engines that can generate a total of 6,000 horsepower and reach a service speed of 17 knots.
The main passenger cabin and sun deck have ADA accessible restrooms. There are 12 wheelchair spaces available on the main passenger deck, as well.
Elevator access is available from both auto decks to both passenger decks and both elevators are ADA compliant.
For those hard of hearing, Samish is equipped with a visual paging announcement system that displays important announcements on monitors throughout the boat.
Other amenities include a galley and vending and newspaper machines on the main passenger deck.
MV Samish is named for the Samish Indian Nation meaning “The Giving People.