Sealed Bid Sale IFSB 2521S019 Fast Ferries

Sealed Bid Sale #2521S019 FVF Chenega and FVF Fairweather Ferries

Invitation for Sealed Bid Sale #2525S019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (the Department) has concluded that the FVF Chenega and Fairweather are excess to its present and future transportation needs. Consequently, the Department is exercising its authority under AS 19.05.040(8) to dispose of this property.

It is the goal of the Department to dispose of the vessels to the highest bidders, “AS-IS, WHERE-IS”, by this publicly advertised Sealed Bid Sale. The Sealed Bid Sale is being advertised to allow interested parties opportunity to visit and inspect the vessels.

The FVF Chenega and Fairweather are state ferry vessels operated and maintained by the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), a division of the Department. The vessels served various routes across Alaska  primarily in Southeast and South Central Alaska.  The vessels are currently pier-side at a mooring facility located in Ward Cove, Ketchikan, Alaska.

FVF Chenega and Fairweather general characteristics:

  • Type of Vessel: RO RO Passenger/Car Catamaran Type
  • Year Built:2004-5
  • Hull:Aluminum
  • Length (LOA): 235 feet
  • Beam (At Main Deck): 59 feet
  • Domestic Tonnage: 1,333
  • Service Speed: 32knots
  • Main Engines: 4 MTU 20V 4000 U.S EPA Tier 2 Certified
  • Generators: Northern Lights Model M6125T)
  • Designed to carry 250 passengers and 10 crew
  • Vehicle Deck Capacity of 31 20 foot vehicles and 3 Commercial Vans

See below attachments for more information regarding this sale and vessel information, history and co

Contact:  John C. Wynne, Contractor



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Revision History

Created 10/15/2020 2:40:19 PM by tjmayer
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Department: Transportation and Public Facilities
Category: Procurement
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 10/15/2020
Archive Date: 12/16/2020