Submitted by: Altaussee Schifffahrt GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Altaussee: 1 Austria's solar boat
Since 8 May 2011, the first Altausseer Solar Boat of domestic passengers is in service: a 25 m long and 4.2 m wide solar catamaran that can accommodate up to 100 passengers. Operators of Altaussee shipping GmbH is the family Stern & Hafferl. Built in 1998 aluminum catamaran has about 60 m² solar panels and has a draft of only 65 cm. The solar boat makes a silent, exhaust-free and therefore environmentally friendly operation. A regular service is offered from May to October. For groups and parties, the vessel can be chartered. The baptism of the solar boat "Altaussee" was the "Day of the Sun" (Sat., May 7, 2011).