Experimental six-week Boeing Jetfoil service from Seattle to Victoria, B.C., has been agreed to by Boeing and the British Columbia Steamship Co. The operation, designed to test the market for such service, is a cooperative effort of the two companies. The vehicle, an advanced hydrofoil design that operates with foils fully submerged, will depart Seattle each morning and return from Victoria in the early evening. The vehicle will accommodate 224 passengers on two decks, with two-abreast seating at the sides and four across in the middle. It will cruise at speeds up to 50 mph. and make the 80-mi. trip in 1 hr. 50 min., at a fare of $30 round trip or $16 one way.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Accession Number: 00148836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1978 12:00AM