Holy pork, Batman! That’s right, Robin, it’s a 263-foot marine ferry with deepwater docks all around the island. Is that the smallest you can imagine? I was trying to get interest in an island-wide ferry system several years ago and never dreamed of anything so huge. From a business perspective it’s pretty obvious that would never fly, even with a generous subsidy.
All it really needs to be is a system that would allow residents and visitors to get to and from the villages, or just to see the island. How about a 40-foot cabin cruiser with room for 10 or 15 people? How about a consortium of extant boats of different sizes that can commit to a run now and then?
Let’s get this idea under control and maybe we can find a solution.