Golden Gate Ferry Spaulding Class

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These vessels are known of Spaulding Class, built as three vessels to start service on San Francisco / Larkspur. These are owned and operated by Golden Gate Ferries.

Construction of these three vessels where built at Campbell Industries, San Diego, California.

To help reduce cost for district these vessels where convert to diesel fuels and get rid of the water jets propulsion system to a fixed pitch propellers. The conversion happened between 1985 to 1986. These vessels where also re-engined to reduce environment impacts of the vessels.

Marin

Marin
Built November 1976
Re-built November 2006 to July 2007
Home base Sausalito
Route served San Francisco / Sausalito

Marin was the first vessel in this class.

Originally built as G.T Marin to start service on second route for Golden Gate Ferries to service the route of San Francisco / Larkspur. This vessel is biggest capacity in class with 750 passenger capacity.

This vessel was second in the class to undergo conversion to diesel fuel with fixed pitch propellers, she left on January 2, 1985 for San Diego. After this refit happen she changed into a Motor Ship and returned to service on San Francisco / Larkspur route on June 3, 1985. In 2001 - 2002 she got a new engine to reduce environment impact. Between November 2006 to July 2007 she underwent a refurbishment of her interior, safety features and elevators.

Engines Max speed Length Displacement Passenger capacity
Bike capacity
2 Detroit Diesel/MTU 12V4000 M60 20.5 knots 51.5 meters 265 tonnes 750 passenger
100 Bike

Sonoma

Sonoma
Built December 1976
Re-built N/A
Home base Sausalito
Route served San Francisco / Sausalito
San Francisco / Tiburon

Sonoma was the second vessel in this class.

Originally built as G.T Sonoma start service on second route for Golden Gate Ferries to service the route of San Francisco / Larkspur. This vessel is smallest capacity in class with 630 passenger capacity.

This vessel was third in the class to undergo conversion to diesel fuel with fixed pitch propellers, she left on June 1985 for San Diego. After this refit happen she changed into a Motor Ship and returned to service on San Francisco / Larkspur route on November 17, 1985. In 2001 - 2002 she got a new engine to reduce environment impact. In sometime in 2018 she will undergo a refurbishment of her interior, safety features, elevators and to paint her in the new livery.

Engines Max speed Length Displacement Passenger capacity
Bike capacity
2 Detroit Diesel/MTU 12V4000 M60 20.5 knots 51.5 meters 265 tonnes 630 passenger
25 bikes

San Francisco

San Francisco
Golden Gate Ferry San Francisco-a.jpg
Built September 1977
Re-built 2013
Home base Tiburon
Route served San Francisco / Sausalito
San Francisco / Tiburon

San Francisco was the third vessel in this class.

Originally built as G.T San Francisco start service on second route for Golden Gate Ferries to service the route of San Francisco / Larkspur. This vessel is smallest capacity in class with 630 passenger capacity.

This vessel was first in the class to undergo conversion to diesel fuel with fixed pitch propellers, this refit happen San Diego on December 12, 1983. After this refit happen she changed into a Motor Ship and returned to service on San Francisco / Larkspur route on December 24, 1984. In 2001 - 2002 she got a new engine to reduce environment impact. In sometime in 2013 she underwent a refurbishment of her interior, safety features, elevators and to paint her in the new livery.

She took over the third route for Golden Gate Ferry, on March 6, 2017, which is San Francisco / Tiburon.

Engines Max speed Length Displacement Passenger capacity
Bike capacity
2 Detroit Diesel/MTU 12V4000 M60 20.5 knots 51.5 meters 265 tonnes 630 passenger
25 bikes

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