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july 2015 FOGHORN 13 FOGHORNFOCUS environmental issues The new engines Will reduce diesel emissions increase efficiency and reliability Will make Salacia the first Environmental Protection Agency Tier III Certified Emissions Level vessel operating in Boston Harbor further supporting BHCs participation in the PVA Green WATERS Program Will each operate at 1950 horsepower for a total of 7800 horsepower Will provide superior engine life for Salacia Additional repairs to Salacia included the custom reconditioning of four Rolls Royce Kamewa A-56 waterjets with the assistance of Rolls Royce technicians from Finland and the installation of new marine reduction gears that were no longer in production but PVA Associate member ZF Marine agreed to build four from scratch for the project in addition to many other modifications and upgrades. In May Salacia 2.0 pulled up to the dock at Long Wharf in Boston and welcomed passengers aboard for the first time in the 2015 season. And down in her engine room the four new engines were humming with promise of a smoother quieter faster AND greener ride. n MARINE GROUP B o a t w o r k s 619 621-2220 Marine Group Boat Works is the newest California boatbuilder and repairer of steel and aluminum high-speed ferries catamarans and passenger vessels up to 665-tons. Operating two shifts six days per week for fast turnarounds and minimized vessel time out-of-service. New construction in steel aluminum and composite Hull modifications and extensions engine repowers Complete service life extension refits Complete USCG dry docking services USCG regulatory experts on staff ABSUSCG-certified welders About the Author Jeanne Sullivan is the Customer Experience Navigator for Boston Harbor Cruises the oldest and largest private operator of passenger vessels in the United States. BHCs 44 vessels make 329 scheduled weekday departures during the summer season carrying over two million passengers each year. Sullivan is a recipient of the David Clark Excellence in Editorial Award for her November 2014 FOGHORN article on customer service. After the retrofit Salacia produces fewer emissions and is more efficient.