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Launch of a new 28-meter hybrid-powered passenger boat


Built by Alumarine Shipyard, the new hybrid-powered boat "L'Escapade" has been launched in Longueil-Sainte-Marie (Oise, France) on August 26th 2015.

This 28 meters inland waterways boat built in aluminium carry passengers on the Oise river from the Cité des Bateliers (Longueil-Annel) to Compiègne and Noyon.


Alumarine Shipyard successfully bid for this building contract issued by the French “Communauté de Commune des 2 Vallées”. The naval architecture office in charge of design and studies is DN&T from Belgium.


Particularly innovative with hybrid propulsion system, diesel and electric, she fits into the new generation of environmentally friendly ships.



  • Specification


Alumarine Shipyard
Design / Studies

Air draft

Light displacement

34.5 t
Fuel capacity

1800 l
Water capacity

1000 l
Classic and electric
7-13 km/h

102 (transport version) / 60 (restaurant)

Navigation area

Inland waterways


  • Dual purpose

This boat has the particularity of being versatile. The passenger deck is convertible into restaurant or reception room. The boat is equipped with a very functional catering area on the aft deck.

She can carry 102 passengers in the transport version and 60 guests in the restaurant configuration.

She allow the 10 000 annual visitors of the “Cité des Bateliers” to enjoy river cruises and a catering service on board.


  • Comfortable accommodation

The large side windows provide passengers a panoramic view onto the outside, and the ceiling hatches increases the light in the passenger deck. So passengers will enjoy both panoramic view and luminous spacious deck.

Outside, a roof terrace can accommodate twenty people.

Access to the boat will be through the bow where a special area is dedicated to the passenger bicycles.


  • Hybrid propulsion system

The propulsion system of the boat combines an electric engine and a diesel engine. These two elements are combined by a gearbox.

This "new generation" boat is for towns a modern and ecological way to develop transport and tourism on their waterways.

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