• Solar-powered drives: The ferry is powered by two electric motors, each with an output of 10 kW. Energy is supplied exclusively by the sun through photovoltaics and a 40 kWh sodium-ion battery storage system.
  • Fast and efficient crossings: The ferry reaches a speed of approx. 5 knots (10 km/h), enabling a journey time of around 30 minutes between Banjul and Barra.
  • Comfortable and safe equipment: The ferry offers sufficient seating for up to 30 people and is equipped in accordance with European safety standards.
  • Environmentally friendly operation: Zero CO2 drive.

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