The ferry will be propelled by the transformative Artemis eFoiler® electric propulsion system. The system combines a high-power density electric drivetrain integrated into an autonomously controlled hydrofoil; utilising proven technologies from yacht racing, motorsport, and aerospace.
Artemis eFoiler® Propulsion System
How it works
A hydrofoil is a wing-like appendage under the hull of a vessel. As the vessel increases its speed the hydrofoils lift the hull up and out of the water, greatly reducing the wetted area, and therefore the hydrodynamic drag. This provides a corresponding increase in speed and fuel efficiency, making the vessel a commercially viable solution for high- speed zero emission transport.
Real Maritime Innovation
Artemis Technologies is working closely with Creative Composites, NIACE, Queen’s University Belfast, Spirit AeroSystems, and Ulster University, to develop a range of new maritime innovations including collision avoidance systems and anti-fouling technology, as well as new advanced manufacturing techniques for light-weight marine composites.
Innovation and collaboration across industries and sectors allow us to draw on the best of technologies available and expand the reach of those currently in development. The collective expertise of industry leaders and academic innovators with a track record of delivering cutting edge solutions have combined to create a truly transformative solution.