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The '''Quinsam class''' contains a single vessel owned and operated by [[BC Ferries]]. It was built in 1982 by Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, BC for the BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways. Its design is based on a larger capacity version of [[BC Ferries Quinitsa|Quinitsa]].
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Designed for short commuter trips, Quinsam has relatively few passenger amenities. It has one vehicle deck, with small passenger lounges on either side of the vehicle deck. The bridge is suspended over the vehicle deck.
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==Quinsam==
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| align="center" colspan=2|<big><font color="#003768">'''Quinsam'''</font></big>
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|width=75px|'''Built'''
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|1982, Vancouver
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|'''Home base'''
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|Gabriola Island
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|'''Route(s) served'''
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|19
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'''Quinsam''' is the only vessel in the Quinsam class.<ref>[http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-quinsam.html Quinsam], BC Ferries, retrieved 01-22-2017.</ref>
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Quinsam was ordered to replace [[BC Ferries Quinitsa|Quinitsa]], which was too small to accommodate growing traffic on the Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island route. Quinsam joined the BC Ferries fleet in 1985 when all Ministry of Transportation saltwater operations were transferred to BC Ferries. It received a midlife refit in 2011, receiving refurbished passenger accommodations, new engines, and an upgraded bridge. It continues to operate on route 19 (Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island).<ref>[http://www.westcoastferries.ca/ferries/bcferries/quinsam.html M.V. Quinsam], www.westcoastferries.ca, retrieved 01-22-2017.</ref>
  
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|Quinsam
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|2,601 hp
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|12.0 knots
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|89.84 m
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|1,431 tonnes
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|63 autos
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*Operates on [[BC Ferries Nanaimo Harbour / Gabriola Island|Nanaimo Harbour / Gabriola Island]].
 
 
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Revision as of 15:34, 22 January 2017

The Quinsam class contains a single vessel owned and operated by BC Ferries. It was built in 1982 by Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, BC for the BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways. Its design is based on a larger capacity version of Quinitsa.

Designed for short commuter trips, Quinsam has relatively few passenger amenities. It has one vehicle deck, with small passenger lounges on either side of the vehicle deck. The bridge is suspended over the vehicle deck.

Quinsam

Quinsam
Built 1982, Vancouver
Home base Gabriola Island
Route(s) served 19

Quinsam is the only vessel in the Quinsam class.[1]

Quinsam was ordered to replace Quinitsa, which was too small to accommodate growing traffic on the Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island route. Quinsam joined the BC Ferries fleet in 1985 when all Ministry of Transportation saltwater operations were transferred to BC Ferries. It received a midlife refit in 2011, receiving refurbished passenger accommodations, new engines, and an upgraded bridge. It continues to operate on route 19 (Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island).[2]

Engines Max speed Length Displacement Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity
2,601 hp 12.0 knots 89.84 m 1,431 tonnes 63 autos 400


References

  1. Quinsam, BC Ferries, retrieved 01-22-2017.
  2. M.V. Quinsam, www.westcoastferries.ca, retrieved 01-22-2017.