The first three ferries will be 9.6m wide overall, draw maximum 1.48m and have a 24m long vehicle lane and a load capacity of 45 tons.
The ferries will have eco-friendly hybrid propulsion systems.
The ferry trio now entering service will replace the oldest ferries currently on the 98kms canal – Nobiskrug, Hochdonn and Audorf. All were built in the early 1950s and have been in service for nearly 70 years.
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