BRIX Marine Launches 4615-HTC Catamaran

BRIX Marine has launched the 4615-HTC catamaran, which has now departed for Alaska. Photo: BRIX.

BRIX Marine’s latest catamaran is making its way to Alaska, where it’s expected to be “a versatile construction workhorse for Prince William Sound, capable of hauling freight and equipment to remote locations” for Alaska Native village business Chenega Corp., the Port Angeles, Wash.-based boat manufacturer said June 5.

“Chenega Corporation sought to custom-build a boat specific to our needs for accessing the village and our surrounding properties, as well as supporting commercial customers with a variety of small workboat requirements, including crew transportation,” Chenega Corp. General Manager Adam Turner said. This is the second vessel built for the corporation by BRIX.

The 4615-HTC catamaran, to be renamed Jackpot Bay, was built with 5086 alloy aluminum hull skins and 5052 alloy aluminum interior transverse frames and Quad Yamaha 450HP outboard engines.

The vessel “allows our work team to travel efficiently from Anchorage to the Native Village of Chenega, making our remote journeys less complicated and more efficient,” Turner said. “Its stable and fast design ensures we can operate within smaller weather windows, giving us more operational days throughout the year.”

The vessel’s designed to operate as a commercial landing craft and a water taxi and do both at the same time, BRIX Marine Managing Director Perry Knudson said.

By Karen Robes Meeks