Electric Fast Foil Ferry: Re-imagining the Mosquito Fleet for Accelerating Passenger Ferry Innovation

Kitsap Transit, across the Puget Sound from Seattle, will receive funding to design a model for a high-speed passenger ferry powered by battery-electric, low-emission technology. The state-of-the-art hydrofoil design will rely on lightweight carbon fiber construction and batteries to speed up travel between urban centers and suburban and rural communities and significantly reduce fuel use compared to conventional fast ferries.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157456


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Transit Adminstration

    Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    John, Justin

  • Start Date: 20210302
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01863643
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2022 4:17PM