The Fjords delays move into Oslo

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The all-electric Legacy of The Fjords will now be delivered from specialist shipyard Brødrene on May 1, 2020, almost a year later than planned. The new 400 PAX catamaran was due to be delivered on July 2, 2019, but the launch schedule has been reviewed because of issues with the battery-loading infrastructure within the Oslo harbor area. “It’s naturally disappointing to have to delay this launch,” said Vidar Hauståker, acting CEO of The Fjords. “But at the same time it is vitally important to have everything in place for this environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, breathtaking new craft. “To maximize the commercial potential of the launch we, with the backing of Brødrene, have decided to hold back its arrival until 2020 so we can gain the optimal value from a full high season of operations. Our close partnership with the yard has enabled us to reach this joint decision, ensuring that all the elements are in place for a maximum impact launch – with a vessel unlike anything else on the capital city’s fjord – in 2020. “We’re looking forward to that with a real sense of excitement and anticipation.” Legacy of The Fjords, which shares the award-winning design of sister vessels Vision of The Fjords, an electric-diesel hybrid, and Future of The Fjords, the world’s first all-electric carbon-fiber catamaran, will feature a state-of-the-art battery solution provided by Westcon.

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