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June 18, 2006


Rod Adams

Can you provide a few numbers to back up the description of this vessel as being powered by wind and solar and "augmented" by diesel?

Looking at the area of solar panels and the sail area available and knowing approximately how much power it would take to move a vessel that size at 12-15 knots, I have a hard time believing that statement to be true.


I think 12-15 knots sounds very realistic. I doubt it would be able to constantly sustain that speed, but those panels look like they could recharge an array of batteries while the boat is docked, and also when waiting for passengers to board.

I'm guessing most of the boat's time is spent docked....

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Thanks for the great travel news Its really great service, I have traveled a lot ferry to France a lot,I'm planning to go on a week holiday along with girl friend. places planned to visit include France, definitely i will visit this solar ferries.


Interesting vehicle - looks like a very elegant solution, green ferry travel is something to be welcomed!

Ferry to France

Interesting Blog - looks like a very elegant solution, green ferry travel is comfortable and easy to travel, something to be welcomed!


Good to read your blog..I'm planing to go for holiday trip with my friends..

Ferry to France

A ferry on wind energy will not work as ferries to France rely on speed to enable short crossing times between the UK and France, the same goes for other ferry routes. On a conventional cargo ship it might work but not on short ferry crossings to for an example France


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