In 2006 and 2007, Fjord1 added five LNG-powered car and passenger ferries to its fleet and the addition of ‘the MF Boknafjord’ marks the sixth such ferry for the company. By the end of 2011, Fjord1 will operate a total of 12 LNG-powered car and passenger ferries along the Norwegian Coast, reported gCaptain.com.
Designed by Multi Maritime AS of Western Norway, ‘the MF Boknafjord’ measures 129.9 m long by 19.2m wide and has the capacity for 242 passenger cars and 600 passengers including staff. The vessel features four azimuth thrusters that are run by a gas-electric system consisting of three large LNG motors and alternators, giving the vessel a service speed of approx. 20 knots.