Water-Go-Round at a glance

The 70-foot aluminum catamaran will have two 300-kW electric motors coupled with independent electric powertrains from BAE Systems. Power will be generated by 360 kW of Hydrogenics fuel cells and lithium-ion battery packs.

Hydrogen tanks from Hexagon Composites, with valves and hardware from OMB-Saleri, will be installed on the upper deck. The tanks will contain enough hydrogen for the vessel to operate for up to two days without refueling. Water-Go-Round will be able to take on fuel anywhere with truck access.

The ferry will accommodate up to 84 passengers. Red and White Fleet will operate the vessel for its demonstration phase in San Francisco Bay.

By Professional Mariner Staff