Video: Concept for First Fully Electric Hydrofoil Ferry

November 10, 2021 Maritime Safety News

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Electra is a concept for the first fully electric hydrofoil ferry (Boundary Layer Technologies)

PUBLISHED NOV 1, 2021 6:58 PM BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE

 

A California-based start-up released its design concepts for the first fully electric hydrofoil ferry. Using the revolutionary design, the company says will make it possible to double the speed and range of existing electric ferries.

“Hydrofoil technology is the key to enabling electrification of passenger ferries” explains Ed Kearney, CEO of Boundary Layer Technologies. “By reducing the drag of the vessel by a factor of two, the powering requirements are also halved, which increases the speed and range of what an electric ferry can do. This opens the door to electrification of the majority of ferry routes across the world.”

 

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