Baltimore's first redesigned water taxi expected to operate service within a few weeks

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BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Baltimore's first redesigned water taxi took to the harbor on Monday.

Harbor Boating, Baltimore City’s Water Taxi service operator, was 100% acquired by a Kevin Plank-owned company in July, and expansion plans were announced shortly thereafter.

MAPC is now working with Sagamore to build the 55-foot ADA-compliant, bike-friendly vessels, which feature an electric/hybrid diesel engine as well as WiFi, onboard media and GPS tracking.

They are modeled on the classic Chesapeake Bay deadrise boat.

The first new boat is slated to be in service in two to three weeks.

With the new fleet in service, the number of stops is expected to increase from the current 12 to a total of 21 for the 2017 season.

The second boat in the redesigned fleet is under construction at this time.

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