Hornblower Hybrid: The World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry

Hornblower Hybrid is the world’s first hybrid ferry which runs on hydrogen fuel cells. It has power of 1400-horsepower and can carry up to 600 passengers. The ferry also uses low emission diesel engine, solar panels, and wind turbines.

Hornblower Hybrid is a result of an agreement between Statue Cruises and Derecktor shipyards, and will be used at and around New York harbour.

Hornblower Hybrid
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The hybrid ferry also features the following:

  • 32 kilowatt proton exchange membrane fuel cell
  • Two Helix wind 5-kilowatt wind turbines
  • 20 kilowatt solar array
  • Interiors made from recycled and sustainable materials
  • LEED certified carpets, LED lighting, and countertops made from recycled vodka bottles have been used.

The Hornblower Hybrid will be open for booking for both public and private cruises around New York Harbour.

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