A small river ferry has been designed to transfer up to 60 passengers.
The design is a catamaran of marine plywood construction using fibreglass/epoxy to connect the seems.
The design is using the torqeedo electric motor concept using power dense lithium ion batteries.
This provides an environmentally friendly, low noise solution, however with limited range. Suitable for small river transfers or low speed city tours. Infrastructure is needed to recharge the batteries while at the quay.
A low speed & high speed option is available depending on the requirements of the vessel.
If battery charging requirements are met suitably within the operators service requirements then substantial savings can be made in vessel operating costs. The designer can work with an owner/operator to achieve a suitable solution.