MV Yakima

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M/V Yakima
Name: MV Yakima
Owner: WSDOT
Operator: Washington State Ferries
Port of registry: Seattle, WA, USA
Route: Anacortes-San Juan Islands (Boat #2)
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding of San Diego
Launched: May 20, 1967
Christened: May 20, 1967
Completed: 1967
Acquired: March 23, 1968
Maiden voyage: March 23, 1968
In service: March 1968
Status: Operational
General characteristics
Class and type: Super-class auto/passenger ferry
  • 2,704 gross-tonnage
  • 1,214 net-tonnage
Displacement: 3634 (in long tons)
Length: 382 ft 2 in (116.5 m)
Beam: 73 ft 2 in (22.3 m)
Draft: 18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)
Decks: 5
Deck clearance: 15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)
Ramps: 4
Installed power: Total 8,000 hp from 4 x Diesel-Electric engines
Propulsion: 4 Diesel-Electric Engines
Speed: 17 kn (31 km/h)
  • 2500 passengers
  • 160 vehicles (max 30 commercial)
Crew: 14

The MV Yakima is a Super-class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries. The Yakima was built in 1967 for the Seattle-Bremerton run and remained there until the early 1980s when she was moved to the Edmonds-Kingston run where she was a better match for ridership levels.

In 1999 she was extensively rebuilt, and then she was moved to the Anacortes-San Juan Islands route.[1] She was removed from service in the spring of 2014 to have her drive motors rebuilt, and returned to service in Fall 2014.

M/V Yakima departing Orcas Island.

In March 2016 there was a fire on the vessel while running in the San Juan Islands. The vessel clogged passage to and from Friday harbor for several hours and the ship was out of service for some time. The Yakima has since returned to service in the San Juans.


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