Pioneering Wing in Ground Effect (WIG) marine transportation, Pacific Seaflight is poised to bring the first scheduled wingship passenger ferry service in the United States to Alaska’s Inside Passage.
Created in July of 2003 specifically to introduce wingship transportation to the American market, Pacific Seaflight is striving to implement an economical high-speed passenger ferry operation serving the Pacific Northwest coastal communities.
Using the Wingship Technology WSH-500, Pacific Seaflight will be able to offer a marine transportation option which is almost as fast as existing commuter air carriers, with about a 30% savings to the consumer.
With no road access between communities, passenger travel in Alaska’s Inside Passage has traditionally been restricted to local air carriers and the Alaska Marine Highway System (AHMS). Air carriers are expensive and extremely susceptible to weather cancellations, while the AMHS is a slow transportation option which departs at inconsistent hours of the day or night.
Pacific Seaflight will offer the only fast, economical transportation option for the Inside Passage. The ride is uniquely turbulent-free and will appeal to anyone who may be susceptible to air or sea sickness.
Pacific Seaflight was created and is managed by Linus Romey, a longtime resident of the Inside Passage. He brings extensive experience in the maintenance and operation of both the marine and aviation industries as well as managing several highly successful teams. Linus has brought together a local and international team of specialists to manage the entire training, design, manufacturing and operational aspects of the proposed high speed commuter service.
As an authorized distributor of the Wingship Technologies WSH-500, we will facilitate the marketing and customization needs on behalf of our clients to the manufacturer.
Pacific Seaflight will be taking point on all Coast Guard approvals and wingship operational training and maritime certifications within North America. A wingship academy syllabus is completed for submission for accreditation for the future certifications required for this vessel’s operator licensing requirements.