Welcome to the BB GREEN website – 60 km/h on water with batteries!

Battery-powered Boats, providing Greening, Resistance reduction, Electric, Efficiency and Novelty

BB GREEN is a 44 Months collaborative R&D project, partly funded by the7th Framework Program of the European Commission.

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BB GREEN innovation is about:


   ♦    Reduce water resistance with innovative air support (patented).

   ♦    Developing Game Changing Waterborne transport.

   ♦    First ever, fast battery electric ferry with active Air Support.
   ♦    Zero emission with 21st Century efficiency and performance.
   ♦    Proving feasibility on route with full scale demonstrator.

   ♦    Main goal: Proving feasibility with full scale demonstrator.  

   ♦    Convincing the transport sector and decision makers alike.
   ♦    Implementing new Green transport across Europe and beyond.

   ♦    Making BB GREEN ferries available to the public within 2015.


BB GREEN includes 8 organizations coordinated by SES Europe AS; and with a budget of 3,125 million Euros


Construction of our Demonstrator – a tender competition:
Based upon a tender process European yards and boat builders have competed to construct our BB GREEN test and concept demonstration vessel. The tender winner BJB (Latitude Yachts) is constructing the world's first air supported and battery powered fast commuter ferry. The new generation of BB GREEN ferries will provide zero emission, fast and efficient waterborne transport; and contribute to a Greener waterborne transport in Europe and beyond.