VARD 6 515

Type:Ferry
Class:Trailer Ferry
Design:VARD 6 515
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The VARD 6 515 trailer ferry is designed to carry 59 truck trailers. The innovative design combines dual fuelled propulsion, efficient hullform, and a battery back-up system to minimize operational costs and environmental impact. The hybrid propulsion system permits redundancy while operating at economical speed on a single engine. Vard Marine and the owner of the first two vessels, Seaspan Ferries, collaborated extensively to analyze alternate configurations, study propulsion efficiency, and optimize lifecycle costs.