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New York Welcomes New High-Speed Ferry M/V Seastreak Commodore, Equipped With Full Suite Of Modern Furuno Electronics

New high-speed ferry offers daily commutes between the Jersey Shore and Manhattan.

Camas, WA, May 29, 2018 - Last week, New York received a new ferry, complete with high-end appointments, a variety of modern entertainment features, and a comprehensive Furuno navigation system at the helm. The Seastreak Commodore will offer daily, high-speed (35 knot) commutes between the Jersey Shore and Manhattan as it goes into service this May.

The 148' Seastreak Commodore was built at the Gulf Craft, LLC facility in Franklin, LA. With room for 600 passengers, she earns her bragging rights as the highest capacity USCG K-Class High-Speed Ferry operating in the United States. Her design includes lighter, more powerful Rolls Royce engines and updated propulsion systems, larger boarding station doors and gates to improve the flow of traffic for passengers, and a full suite of modern Furuno electronics to guide her on her route. Passenger accommodations include 520 indoor seats with panoramic views and flat-screen televisions viewable from any seat, and 206 outdoor seats. Multiple charging stations, Wi-Fi Internet access and high-tech HVAC ensure a comfortable and well-appointed voyage.

Michael Matta, General Manager from GMT Electronics, Inc. selected the most advanced and latest Furuno equipment to ensure a seamless component interface and the safety of the passengers, crew, and vessel. At the helm, the Furuno FMD3200 ECDIS and dual Furuno FAR3220 Chart Radars with side conning capability make up the heart of a comprehensive navigational network. All of the navigator's crucial information is derived from a network of Furuno sensors. The GP170D Differential WAAS/GPS Navigator provides highly accurate position information, while the SC70 Satellite Compass offers the high-precision heading a vessel of this class requires. The ultra-sensitive FE800 Navigation Echo Sounder displays clearance below the ship, while the FA170 Class A AIS keeps the navigator apprised of all AIS-equipped vessel traffic, coastal stations, and other aids to navigation within VHF range. The networked Furuno systems are redundant, ensuring bulletproof operation with every voyage

From New York to Seattle, and nearly every harbor in between, Furuno has an excellent track record for suppling all the navigational needs for ferries and passenger vessel captains. For more information on these Furuno products, contact: Furuno U.S.A., 4400 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607. Phone: (360) 834-9300.