Saronic Ferries (Greece) announced a partnership with C-Job Naval Architects (naval engineering firm) for the design of what will be the first all-electric ro-pax (car and passenger) ship to sail in Greece.
The newbuild will have the capacity for 800 passengers. In addition to its propulsion, it will incorporate state-of-the-art elements in energy-saving solutions as well as a first-class interior design, with maximum comfort at no additional cost to the environment.
The vessel is expected to enter service in 2026 and serve the route Piraeus/Athens-Aegina Island-Agistri Island, although it is conditional on Port Piraeus having the necessary electrical connections by then.
Saronic Ferries is the biggest fast-ferry operator in the Saronic Islands. The company works with the vision of operating an emission-free fleet by 2040 for all destinations. The other route operated by Saronic Ferries links Piraeus with Aegina, Agistri, Methana (Peloponnese peninsula/mainland Greece) and Poros Island.