Thursday, February 2, 2023

Alumax Boats introduces the Waterbus Fifty

Alumax Boats has designed a new aluminum model in the passenger transport line. The Alumax Waterbus Fifty is fifteen meters long, fully electric and can accommodate fifty passengers. The first two Waterbus Fifty boats will serve as a means of public transport in the historic city of Delft from the summer of 2023. The Delft aluminum boats will have a hydraulic roof so that they can sail under a number of low bridges. Alumax Boats CEO Remko Germeraad is very pleased with the Alumax Waterbus Fifty. “This new model is a valuable addition to our line of passenger transport models.”

Delft gets the scoop

The Waterbus Fifty will serve as public transport in Delft, under the name Waterbus Delft, from Delft Station. Along the way it makes a considerable number of stops, connecting various knowledge and cultural institutions, companies and neighborhoods in Delft in a sustainable way. Mobility alderman of Delft Martina Huijsmans is pleased with the arrival of the Waterbus in Delft. “Innovations like these contribute to a wide range of sustainable mobility in our city. And offer an attractive alternative to the car. By also using the water, the car can stay parked more often.”

Last mile

Initiators of Waterbus Delft are Kees Schonebaum and Tomas te Velde. “We are very pleased that we have a first in Delft with sustainable and innovative “last mile” passenger transport by water. This connects different neighborhoods along the Schie in Delft with each other and the center.”

The Waterbus Fifty is a new model for Alumax Boats that will be added to the series of Watertaxi 10, Watertaxi 20 and Watertaxi 30 models that have become known, among others, from Watertaxi Rotterdam.

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