Water taxi unveiled for new Inner Harbor service

Posted at 6:56 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 11:20:48-05

The first member of Baltimore's new Inner Harbor water taxi service was unveiled Monday.

The first boat in the fleet of 10 is called Key's Anthem and its maiden voyage will take place out of Fells Point in the next two weeks. Key's Anthem is 55-feet long and holds up to 49 passengers. The state-of-the-art water taxi also is equipped with USB ports and will have bike racks. 

Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour, had the idea of overhauling the old, outdated water service that exclusively served Baltimore since 2005. 

Plank's company Sagamore Ventures bought Harbor Boating back in August. It's brought in 20 to 30 much needed manufacturing jobs and positions in Baltimore.

Each boat in the new fleet is designed to last about 20 years.

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