C-Job and Saronic Ferries create design of first fully-electric Ro-Pax ferry in Greece

Saronic Ferries has recently announced their partnership with C-Job Naval Architects to develop the first fully-electric Ro-Pax ferry in Greece.

C-Job and Saronic Ferries create design of first fully-electric Ro-Pax ferry in Greece
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The Greek maritime market is a large and important hub for shipping in the Mediterranean area, and is a key element of the Greek economy. Saronic Ferries, the largest ferry operator for the Saronic islands in Greece, went in search of the ideal electric ferry design in order to realize its mission to operate a purely emissions-free fleet by 2040 to all destinations. 

George Papaioannides, Partner of Saronic Ferries, says:

“We are taking a step towards a cleaner world and we envision our operation in the Saronic Islands to be the inspiration for others to initiate more green fleet renewal projects in Greece.

C-Job delivered the initial design to Saronic Ferries following an extensive sustainable fuel feasibility study. The results of the study determined that in regards to the desired route, type of vessel, and available infrastructure, a fully electric ferry was the best option for the project. The zero-emission sea-going ferry has a capacity of 800 passengers and will feature a variety of sustainable aspects, including fully electric propulsion. 

The ferry is envisioned to recharge in the port of Piraeus, though the proper infrastructure to support this, and other electric ferries in the future, still needs to be set up. The design will include state-of-the-art features in energy-saving solutions and top-in-its-class interior design, offering passengers utmost comfort at no expense to the environment. This is where the journey to zero harmful emissions in Greece begins.

The vessel is expected to join Saronic Ferries’ fleet in 2026, sailing between Piraeus and the islands of Aegina and Agistri, provided the infrastructure required in the port of Piraeus is in place.