M/V Susitna

  • Customer: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

  • Industry: Transportation and Logistics
  • Type: Shipbuilding / Workboats
  • Year: 2012

E-Craft: Cutting-edge vessel design to navigate northern waters. The Susitna is a SWATH icebreaker, the first of its kind. She is a variable-draft vessel equipped with a complex, state-of-the-art hydraulic system that allows her to operate as either a SWATH or a shallow-draft landing craft. In deep-draft, SWATH mode, the Susitna can cruise at 17 knots in open water or at five knots in up to two feet of ice.

Owner/Operator: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Designed by Lockheed Martin and Guido Perla & Associates, this advanced variable-draft vessel was built in Ketchikan, Alaska to navigate the the unpredictable seas and difficult terrain found in Alaska.


Dimensions: Performance:
Length:                           195' 5" Max Speed:                      20 knots
Beam:                               60' Cruise Speed:                   17 knots
Draft (deep mode):           12' Materials:
Draft (shallow mode):         4' 5" Hull:                                   Steel
Capacity: Pilothouse:                        Aluminum
Passengers:                    114 Vehicle Deck:                    Aluminum
Vehicles:                            20 Passenger Compartment: Aluminum

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