Passenger and auto ferries like the Hyak, seen here, currently service the Seattle-Bremerton run.
Two amazing things happened to me yesterday: I realized the peeps I'm cat-sitting for stock their bar with Tanqueray Ten, and I found out the ride to Bremerton's about to get shorter.
As early as next year, there will be a fast, low-wake passenger-only ferry running between downtown's Coleman Dock and Bremerton, even if it could only be for a few months.
Bremerton's Kitsap Sun reported yesterday that the 149-passenger ferry would be put into service as the culmination of a multi-million-dollar study of low-wake ferries through Rich Passage. The ferry will be operated and paid for by Kitsap Transit, not Washington State Ferries, which runs the current fleet.
If the ferry is an economic and environmental success, the 35-minute ride (it's currently 60 minutes) could become permanent.