The project aims at transferring cruise passengers from the New Terminal to the Maritime Station in Venice, creating an additional service for trips to different areas of the lagoon. The vessels will replace the large cruise ships, ensure comfort to passengers, guarantee a low environmental impact (hull shape as catamaran, cycloidal propulsors, diesel or electric sailing, photovoltaic panels). Duferco Engineering is the designer, Duferco Italia Holding and DP Consulting are the makers.
Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
Form of project announcement
The unique and innovative vessel is designed with the purpose of transferring cruise passengers from the New terminal to the Maritime Station in Venice; therefore the electrical vessel is functional as well as integral part of the New Terminal at Bocca di Lido.
The vessel is a navigation mean of passenger transportation that can reveal the ideal medium for trips to different areas of the lagoon with the islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello and the Lagoon south along the Lido and Pellestrina islands to the historical center Chioggia which are ideal areas for "promoting new proposal alternatives to traditional tourism, cultural tourism, rural, ecological" as recommended by UNESCO in the addresses for limitation of "tourist pressure".
Indicative timetable of project development
Creation: Q4 2016
Project expected start: Q2 2017