I’m really curious about the differences between the M/V Chinook and the M/V Snohomish.

Here are the stats and images for the boats from Evergreenfleet.com unless otherwise noted

M/V Chinook

Official Number: D1063252
Call Sign: WCY2726
Length: 143′ 3”
Beam: 39′ 4”
Draft: 5′
Speed in Knots: 30
Horsepower: 7,200
Propulsion: Diesel-Waterjet
Max Passengers: 350
City Built: Anacortes
Year Built/Re-built: 1998
Name Translation: Breeze, wind.

M/V Snohomish

Official Number: D1084026
Call Sign: WCZ4837
Length:143’3″
Beam: 39′ 4″
Draft: 5″
Speed in Knots: 30
Horsepower: 7,200
Propulsion: Diesel-Waterjet
Max Passengers: 350
City Built: Anacortes
Year Built/Re-built: 1999
Meaning of Snohomish : Means “tide water people”.

Now according to Washington State Ferries, the Chinook has a top speed of 38-knots while the Snohomish has a top speed of 30-knots though they were built a year apart, have the same horse power and water jet system

Was this an error on WSF’s part?