WATCH: Launch of First LNG-Powered Ferry Built in North America

Launch of hull July 18, 2015.
Launch of hull 723, July 18, 2015.

 

Last week we heard about the commissioning of the first LNG-powered ferry in North America, the F.-A.-Gauthier. Today we have time-lapse video of the launch of the first dual-fuel LNG ferry to be built in North America, now known as Hull 723.

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Illustration: Davie Shipbuilding

Like F.-A.-Gauthier, Hull 723 is also being built for the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) and is one of two similar dual fuel ferries ordered from Canada’s Davie Shipbuilding,

The two Ro-Pax ferries will operate on the St. Lawrence River on the Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine route and the first is expected to enter service later this year.

At 92 meters long, the vessels will have over 625 lane meters across two decks, allowing the transport of over 110 vehicles including transport trailers.

Check out the launch video below: