Washington’s Skagit County Releases RFIs
for Electric Ferry Design

Skagit ferry design by Glosten

Skagit County Public Works and vessel designer, Glosten, are seeking technical information and cost estimates from vendors to inform design decisions related to the electrical system, the propulsion system, the shore side electrical system, and the automated charging plug of the all-electric ferry design to replace the M/V Guemes.

Skagit County Public Works engaged naval architecture firm Glosten in 2017 to develop an all- electric ferry design to replace the Guemes, a 40-year old diesel-powered vessel. The new vessel will be a double-ended vehicle and passenger ferry with a three-tiered deckhouse. The design accommodates four lanes of vehicles including highway-rated trucks and emergency vehicles.
Vendors interested in participating in this Request for Information (RFI) for the Guemes Island Ferry Replacement Project are encouraged to visit skagitcounty.net for more details. The RFI period will remain active until June 30th, 2020.

By Pacific Maritime