East by West electric ferry finally on the water

It’s been a long time coming! The Southern Hemisphere’s first electric passenger ferry, Ika Rere hit the water for the first time today, 6 August 2021.
Following sea trials and an official launch in September, the carbon-fibre, 19m, 135 pax ferry will provide a round trip service in Wellington Harbour.
The team at Kit Carlier Design played a part in this major project as a partner of SSC Marine Ltd.

The boat is designed to carry passengers across Wellington Harbour with zero emissions

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Photo credit: Simon Hoyle at Southlight Studio