Auckland's new ferries to be publicly owned

Published on 15/07/2022 at 2:25 pm.

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Auckland ratepayers will own a new and upgraded fleet of ferries in a $100 million overhaul of services that also includes cheaper fares for many Waiheke Island commuters. Auckland Transport will for the first time own seven ferries, spending $80m on five electric hybrids.

They will be run under a 12-year contract with existing operator Fullers360, on four routes.

The council agency will also spend $15m buying and upgrading four older boats from Fullers360, fitting more efficient diesel engines in a long-term transition to a zero-carbon fleet of 27 vessels.

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