St Thomas - St John to have New Ferry Boats this Year

One of two 85-foot Catamarans being built for specifically for  the
St Thomas - St John  Ferry Route

The US Virgin Islands has commissioned two new ferryboats to replace at least a couple of the very aging boats.  Regular commuters and visitors will be able to count on the dependability of brand new boats, hopefully by year's end. These new vessels, each costing 3.25 million, will be owned by the US Virgin Islands government and leased to the existing ferry company franchisees (Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services).  Each boat will be able to carry 250 passengers. 
If you need an additional 'reason' to reserve your next trip to St John the US Virgin Islands government says that these new vessels will get you to St John quicker and in more comfort!
See the Virgin Islands Daily News for the full article.