Balearia to introduce diesel-electric ferry in 2023

Photo: Balearia

Spanish operator Balearia will introduce a new diesel-electric Ro-Pax ferry for serving the route between Ibiza and Formentera in the Balearic Islands.

The 83- by 15-metre, double-ended ferry will be fitted with batteries to be used primarily during port stays. The batteries will be designed to be capable of recharging while the vessel is underway.

The ferry will be able to transport 350 passengers and 14 lorries at a speed of 12.5 knots.

Construction is ongoing at local shipbuilder Armon. Delivery is scheduled for the summer of 2023.

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