French Ferry Upgrade Yields Big Fuel Saving

Pont Aven

Source: Brittany Ferries

The fuel efficiency of Brittany Ferries’ 20 year-old flagship Pont-Aven is expected to improve by around 10% as a result of the incorporation of a duck tail projection at the stern.

The work was carried out at Remontowa Shiprepair in Poland as part of the cruise ferry’s annual overhaul programme and has increased the hull length by some 3m, enhancing hydrodynamic performance by reducing resistance when under way. The vessel subsequently sailed from Gdansk on January 6 for Le Havre, prior to re-commissioning on Brittany Ferries’ route network.

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