The carbon-fibre 19 metre, 135 pax ferry will be providing a round trip service in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington Harbour). Powered by partners Meridian Energy, the vessel will transport passengers from Wellington CBD to Days Bay and Matiu/Somes Island.
East by West Managing Director Jeremy Ward says, “While the quiet hum of an electric boat is a much more pleasurable experience for passengers, this project is driven by our desire to take climate action.”
Lightweighting and composites experts and suppliers, Gurit, were brought in to develop a composite solution which offered not only structural integrity, but also manufacturing efficiencies.
Photo credit: Simon Hoyle at Southlight Studio