NepTech, an innovative ship design company, and Efinor Allais, a shipyard based in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, have delivered an electric 100% vessel to the new operator Escale Sétoise.
The passenger ship, which will be used for tourism on the canals and ponds of Sète, has begun construction and will be launched in March 2024. This collaboration underlines the expertise and commitment of French companies to innovation and the decarbonisation of the maritime sector.
⛵ A responsible, efficient and French electric ship
Designed and built entirely in France, the vessel is designed to offer remarkable operational performance while consuming as little fuel as possible.
Escale Sétoise 1 will be cruising the canals of Sète, alongside the colourful fishing boats. Equipped with state-of-the-art electric propulsion, it offers the people of Sète and tourists alike the chance to sail emission-free. Passengers will enjoy a comfortable journey thanks to the modern fittings and the silence offered by electric propulsion.
Reducing energy consumption is at the heart of NepTech's design. Thanks to its compact architecture based around an electric propulsion system and its hydrodynamic performance, this catamaran consumes very little energy. As a result, it has a long range with a low-carbon propulsion system.
Key features of the ship :
- Length: 11.9 m
- Width: 4.80 m
- Construction : Aluminium
- Capacity: 70 passengers
- Propulsion: 100% batteries (with a full day's sailing autonomy)
NepTech in a nutshell...
Founded in May 2020 in Aix-en-Provence, NepTech is innovating to design the naval mobility of tomorrow.
They design high-performance, modular, low-carbon passenger and cargo ships. NepTech vessels are electro-hydrogen-powered catamarans between 10 and 30 metres long that can carry up to 200 passengers or around 20 tonnes of cargo.