The first ferry built specifically for transporting passengers to and from Bald Head Island, Patriot is a twin-hulled catamaran named for the schooner on which Theodosia Burr Alston (daughter of U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr and wife of Joseph Alston, governor of South Carolina) was sailing when she disappeard in 1812, somewhere off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Prior to the Patriot’s disappearance it had served as a privateer during the War of 1812, when it was commissioned by the United States government to prey on English shipping.

Builder Island Boats, Jeanerette, LA – 2003
Length 82ft
Beam 28ft
Draft 6ft
Hull Material Aluminum
Engines Two Cummins KTA 19A-M3 (640 HP each)
Max Speed / RPM 16 Kts / 1810 RPM
Fuel Capacity 1800 Gallons
Fuel Burn Rate 30.6 GPH