The Fjords to receive its second all-electric passenger ship
Norwegian company The Fjords has taken delivery of its second all-electric passenger ship, Legacy of The Fjords.
The delivery of the heritage of the fjords marks an significant achievement for the group, according to John Vonli, managing director of The Fjords.
“Our mission has been to share the fjord experience with as many people as possible while reducing our impact on a fragile eco-system. With three ships powered by clean electricity now in operation, we can welcome up to 1,200 visitors at a time to enjoy a unique experience without compromising the environment,” Vonli stated.
Like its sister ship Future of The Fjords, Legacy of The Fjords was planned and constructed by Norwegian shipyard Brødrene Aa, with a hull echoing zigzagging mountain paths which can be seen from its spacious decks. All vessels are all-electric, carbon fiber catamarans that provide entirely emission-free transportation for up to 400 passengers along the fjord route identified as UNESCO World Heritage.
“Unlike noisy diesel engines which emit exhaust, the all-electric engines found on the Legacy of The Fjords are clean and silent. Passengers can now glide effortlessly over the water and come closer to nature than ever before,” he added.
The vessel includes some refinements — the vessel can be charged and loaded on both sides, and passengers can either board or leave the port or starboard entrances. The vessel also has space for three dedicated meeting zones, each fitted with projectors, displays, and audio systems.
The fjords maintain a fleet of seven vessels on the Nærøyfjord, Sognefjord, Hjørundfjord Geirangerfjord and Lysefjord fjords of western Norway. The company is operated by Fjord 1, Norway 's largest ferry service, and Flåm AS, which works to promote the tourism opportunities that Flåm has to offer.
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