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20-metre inland waterways passenger boat

  • 20-metre passenger boat

This new ship is a waterways passenger shuttle boat built for the city of Calais, France.

The trip will take about 35 minutes to cover the four kilometres and serve the four scheduled stopovers.


This 20-metre inland waterways vessel will have the capacity to carry 70 passengers in the transport version and 44 guests in the restaurant version.


The propulsion consists of a 125 HP engine, which will give an average speed of 12 knots.




  • Futuristic lines

Developed by the Stirling Design International design office, the futuristic style of this waterways shuttle boat has been inspired by the most advanced train/tramway projects.


  • Optimized access

The main assets of the vessel lie with the boarding ramps on the bow, which perfectly conform to the applicable accessibility standards and with the simplified berthing facilities that shorten the time and reduce the fuel consumption during the manoeuvring.


  • Easy maneuvers

Les choix liés à la propulsion et au système de direction permettent au bateau d’être très manœuvrant. En plus du moteur de 125 cv, le bateau est équipé d’un propulseur d’étrave hydraulique à la fois robuste et efficace qui facilite considérablement les manœuvres. A l’aide d’un joystick, le pilote accoste facilement et rapidement.


  • Un grand confort et une visibilité optimale

La position avancée du poste de barre et les larges surfaces vitrées autour du pilote lui assure une très bonne visibilité pour les manœuvres et l’appontement.

Il en est de même pour les passagers qui profitent à la fois d’une vue panoramique sur les monuments de la ville et d’un pont spacieux et lumineux très agréable.


  • Dual purpose

Firstly, during the day, the vessel will transport passengers between the Calais Citadelle and the Pont de Coulogne. One of the objectives of this project is to ease the road traffic into the administrative centre of the town.

Secondly, fitted with catering equipment, the vessel will also be available for cruises and evening receptions.


While a large number of French towns are looking to make better use of their waterways, this vessel offers a modern response to the transport of passengers in urban areas and to the development of tourism on the water.


The boat is built according to the latest inland waterways regulations.



  • Specification


Construction Alumarine Shipyard
Study / Design
Stirling Design International
LOA 19.70 m
LWL 18.25 m
Overall beam
5.80 m
Beam 5.60 m
Laden draft
1.20 m
Running speed
6.5 knots
Engine 125 hp

70 passengers, 44 guests

Navigation area
Inland waterways


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