battery-electric foiling ferry under development

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Flotation, Dec 22, 2021.

  1. Flotation
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  2. BlueBell
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    BlueBell . . . . .

    Impressive, but with a range of only 25 nm I'd think it's a bit small even at 35 knots.
     
  3. Flotation
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    25 miles is not very far but there are plenty of ferry services where it would fit in. There also are a many routes that only run a couple of times per day so there would be time to recharge.
     
  4. portacruise
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    portacruise Senior Member

    There may only be a handful of IC foiling ferries operating in the world, and there's probably many reasons for that...
     
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  6. Will Gilmore
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    Will Gilmore Senior Member

    I think this tech is inevitable and has a lot of potential. As a possible passenger, I prefer getting across quickly to longer loading/passage times of a larger traditional ferry. I think there are fast charging methods as well as remote charging methods that could be explored.

    What I want to know is, if they employ a sweeper boat? Hitting something at those speeds would be expensive, if not dangerous.
     
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