Meet Our Fleet

San Francisco Bay Ferry uses a fleet of 15 high-speed passenger ferries carrying between 225 and 445 passengers each. These vessels boast numerous amenities including bathrooms and passenger cabins that are all wheelchair accessible. With all vessels in the fleet utilizing propeller and water jet propulsion, our boats continue to meet rigorous emissions standards, set forth by the California Air Resources Board. The Water Emergency Transportation Agency (WETA), the agency that runs San Francisco Bay Ferry service, has invested heavily in new ferries to best serve the needs of the Bay Area. Seven new ferries have been added to the fleet since 2017 and two new ferries are set to join the fleet in the next year. 

Vessel Classes 

Gemini Class

Gemini Class

         
 

 



 

MV Gemini

Gemini
Passenger Capacity: 225 
Bike Capacity: 34
Service Speed: 26 knots / 30 mph
Began Service: 2008
Construction Cost: $8.6 million 
Builders: Kvichak Marine Industries/Nicholas Bros. Boat Builders
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: South San Francisco and Richmond


 

MV Pisces

Pisces
Passenger Capacity: 225 
Bike Capacity: 34
Service Speed: 26 knots / 30 mph
Began Service: 2008
Construction Cost: $8.6 million 
Builders: Kvichak Marine Industries & Nicholas Bros. Boat Builders
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: South San Francisco and Richmond


 

MV Scorpio

Scorpio
Passenger Capacity: 199
Bike Capacity: 34
Service Speed: 26 knots / 30 mph
Began Service: 2009
Construction Cost: $8.6 million 
Builders: Kvichak Marine Industries &
                Nicholas Bros. Boat Builders
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: South San Francisco and Richmond


 

MV Taurus 

Taurus
Passenger Capacity: 199
Bike Capacity: 34
Service Speed: 26 knots / 30 mph
Began Service: 2009
Construction Cost: $8.6 million 
Builders: Kvichak Marine Industries & Nicholas Bros. Boat Builders
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: South San Francisco and Richmond

 


Hydrus Class

Hydrus Class Type

 

 

 

 

MV Hydrus

Hydrus
Passenger Capacity: 400
Bike Capacity: 50
Service Speed: 27 knots / 31 mph
Began Service: 2017
Construction Cost: $15.1 million
Builders: Vigor (formerly Kvichak Marine)
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: Oakland, Alameda and Downtown S.F


 

MV Cetus

Cetus
Passenger Capacity: 400
Bike Capacity: 50
Service Speed: 27 knots / 31 mph
Began Service: 2017
Construction Cost: $15.1 million
Builders: Vigor (formerly Kvichak Marine)
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: Oakland, Alameda and Downtown S.F


 

MV Carina

Carina
Passenger Capacity: 400
Bike Capacity: 50
Service Speed: 27 knots / 31 mph
Began Service: 2018
Construction Cost: $15.1 million
Builders: Vigor (formerly Kvichak Marine)
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: Oakland, Alameda and Downtown S.F


 

MV Argo

Argo
Passenger Capacity: 400
Bike Capacity: 50
Service Speed: 27 knots / 31 mph
Began Service: 2018
Construction Cost: $15.1 million
Builders: Vigor (formerly Kvichak Marine)
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: Oakland, Alameda and Downtown S.F


 


Pyxis Class

Pyxis Class Vessel Type

 




 

MV Pyxis

Pyxis
Passenger Capacity: 445
Bike Capacity: 24
Service Speed: 34 knots/ 39 mph
Began Service: 2019
Construction Cost: $19.2 million
Builders: Dakota Creek Industries 
Propulsion Type: Water Jet
Frequently Serving: Vallejo, Mare Island and Downtown S.F


 

MV Lyra

Lyra
Passenger Capacity: 445
Bike Capacity: 24
Service Speed: 34 knots/ 39 mph
Began Service: 2019
Construction Cost: $19.2 million
Builders: Dakota Creek Industries 
Propulsion Type: 2 Hamilton HT810 Water Jet
Frequently Serving: Vallejo, Mare Island and Downtown S.F


 

MV Vela

Vela
Passenger Capacity: 445
Bike Capacity: 24
Service Speed: 34 knots/ 39 mph
Began Service: 2018
Construction Cost: $19.2 million
Builders: Dakota Creek Industries 
Propulsion Type: 2 Hamilton HT810 Water Jet
Frequently Serving: Vallejo, Mare Island and Downtown S.F


Dorado Class (coming soon)

Dorado Class Vessel These vessels are the next generation of ferries to join our fleet! They will have a capacity of 320 passengers and employ a waterjet-propulsion system with a 32-knot service speed. Built by Mavrik Marine for $15 million each, the first two boats in this class are expected to enter service in the next couple of years.

 

MV Dorado

Dorado
Passenger Capacity: 320
Bike Capacity: TBD
Service Speed: 32 knot/ 36 mph
Began Service: Expected 2022
Construction Cost: $15 million
Builders: Mavrik Marine
Propulsion Type: Water Jet
Frequently Serving: TBD


 

MV Delphinus

Delphinus
This vessel has been approved, named and 
planning is underway. 

 

 

 


 

Future Vessel - Unnamed

Unnamed
A future vessel has been identified in this class 
and a name has yet to be announced. 

 

 


 

 

Future Vessel - Unnamed 

Unnamed
A future vessel has been identified in this class
and a name has yet to be announced. 


 

Non-Class Vessels 

These vessels were originally inherited from ferry services run by the cities of Alameda and Vallejo prior to 2012. At the time of purchase these vessels even had their own paint schemes, but were consequently repainted to match the color scheme of the San Francisco Bay Ferry brand. Although these vessels were inherited by other services, they are a cornerstone of the brand you see today and help keep our services dependable and flexible for whichever route they serve.

MV Bay Breeze

Bay Breeze
Passenger Capacity: 250
Bike Capacity: 20
Service Speed: 26 knots/ 30 mph
Began Service: 1994
Construction Cost: $2.1 million
Builders: Nichols Brother Boat Builders 
Propulsion Type: 1994 - 2014: Water Jet / 2014 - Present: Propeller
Frequently Serving: Oakland, Alameda, Richmond, Harbor Bay,
                                   South San Francisco
 

MV Peralta

Peralta
Passenger Capacity: 331
Bike Capacity: 20
Service Speed: 25 knots/ 28 mph
Began Service: 2002
Construction Cost: $5.2 million
Builders: Nichols Brother Boat Builders
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: Oakland, Alameda, Richmond, Harbor Bay,
                                   South San Francisco

 

MV Intintoli

Intintoli
Passenger Capacity: 349
Bike Capacity: 10
Service Speed: 34 knots/ 39 mph
Began Service: 1997
Construction Cost: $6 million
Builders: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders
Propulsion Type: Water Jet
Frequently Serving: Vallejo and Downtown S.F
 

 

MV Mare Island 

Mare Island
Passenger Capacity: 330
Bike Capacity: 10
Service Speed: 34 knots/ 39 mph
Began Service: 1997
Construction Cost: $6 million
Builders: Dakota Creed Industries
Propulsion Type: Water Jet
Frequently Serving: Vallejo and Downtown S.F

 


Retired Vessels 

As San Francisco Bay Ferry evolves to serve more communities, we are tasked with delivering higher numbers of passengers in ways that are cleaner, faster and safer. While these vessels are no longer in service with San Francisco Bay Ferry, they have served their time as the backbone of ferry service throughout the Bay Area.

MV Solano 

Solano
Passenger Capacity: 320
Bike Capacity: 10
Service Speed: 34 knots/ 39mph
Began Service: 2004
Construction Cost: $11.2 million
Builders: Dakota Creek Industries 
Propulsion Type: Water Jet
Frequently Serving: RETIRED


 

MV Encinal 

Encinal
Passenger Capacity: 395
Bike Capacity: 20
Service Speed: 23 knots/ 26 mph
Began Service: 1985
Construction Cost: 
Builders: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders
Propulsion Type: Propeller
Frequently Serving: RETIRED


 

MV Vallejo 

Vallejo
Passenger Capacity: 267
Bike Capacity: 10
Service Speed: 34 knots/ 39 mph
Began Service: 1994
Construction Cost: $3.2 million
Builders: Dakota Creek Industries 
Propulsion Type: Water Jet
Frequently Serving: RETIRED


 

MV Harbor Bay Express II

Harbor Bay Express II
This vessel was sold to a another operator and 
continues to serve riders in another part of the world.