New Commuting Service Begins Between New Jersey And New York

TNT Hydrolines, Inc., Wayne, N.J., recently took delivery of an 80- foot, high-speed catamaran, TNT Express I, to be used for commuting and excursions in New York Harbor.

The vessel, one of the first catamarans to be used for commuting in the area, will carry passengers to and from Monmouth Country, N.J., and New York, and can be used for excursions and private parties during midday hours and on weekends.

Seating capacity of the TNT Express is 220 passengers, which expands to a total of 265 wben outdoor seating is utilized.

Built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation, TNT Express I was designed by Philip Hercus of International Catamarans Pty., Ltd. of Sydney, Australia. It is powered by two 12- cylinder Deutz MWM diesel engines which give it a 29-knot capability.

The twin hulls are designed to provide a near wakeless ride and great stability in all kinds of weather.

TNT Hydrolines, Inc. is a subsidiary of TNT Limited, the worldwide transportation group.

For free literature giving full information on the facilities and capabilities of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, C i r c l e 6 8 o n R e a d e r S e r v i c e C a rd For more information and free literature on Deutz MWM diesel engines, C i r c l e 6 9 o n Reader S e r v i c e C a rd

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 51,  Mar 1989

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