New Hybrid-Powered Passenger Boat

By MarEx 2014-09-23 14:43:00

Having delivered an innovative double-ended passenger vessel for the Netherlands, and a futuristic passenger shuttle boat to the city of Calais (France), Alumarine Shipyard starts the construction of a new waterways passenger boat.

Particularly innovative with hybrid propulsion system, diesel and electric, she fits into the new generation of environmentally friendly ships. 

Alumarine Shipyard successfully bid for this building contract issued by the French “Communauté de Commune des 2 Vallées”. The naval architecture office in charge of design and studies is DN&T from Belgium. 

This 28 meters inland waterways boat built in aluminium will carry passengers on the Oise river from the Cité des Bateliers (Longueil-Annel) to Compiegne and Noyon.

She will come into service in 2015.


This boat has the particularity of being versatile. The passenger deck is convertible into restaurant or reception room. The boat is equipped with a very functional catering area on the aft deck.

She can carry 102 passengers in the transport version and 60 guests in the restaurant configuration.

She will allow the 10 000 annual visitors of the “Cité des Bateliers” to enjoy river cruises and a catering service on board.


The large side windows provide passengers a panoramic view onto the outside, and the ceiling hatches increases the light in the passenger deck. So passengers will enjoy both panoramic view and luminous spacious deck.

Outside, a roof terrace can accommodate twenty people.

Access to the boat will be through the bow where a special area is dedicated to the passenger bicycles. 


The propulsion system of the boat combines an electric engine and a diesel engine. These two elements are combined by a gearbox.

This new generation boat is for towns a modern and ecological way to develop transport and tourism on their waterways.

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