Auckland 2021: How will city’s transport system cope with APEC and America’s Cup?

  Five international events, prompting billions of dollars of redevelopment and bringing tens of thousands of visitors – 2021 will put Auckland in the world spotlight. But how will it transform the city and what benefits will it really bring? In the fourth in our series, we look at transport. Auckland’s visitor influx for an unprecedented series of major…

Electric ferries: Auckland’s first-built in water in 2021

An Auckland firm hopes to be taking orders next year for a carbon-fibre, battery-powered commuter ferry it is developing for a global market. EV Maritime has been spun-off from established boat-builder McMullen and Wing, with the aim of becoming an early leader globally in electric fast ferries. Auckland’s Fullers’ Ferries has invested $300,000 in the firm’s research and development…

Who should get Auckland’s clever ideas over the line?

The possibility that a world-renowned Auckland boat builder could become a global pioneer in building high-speed, high-tech commuter ferries is a compelling one. McMullen and Wing’s pitching of the project to build electric ferries made it to Auckland Council last week, but the response of assembled Auckland decision makers should ring alarm bells. A few polite detail…

Auckland could have electric ferries in time for 2021 America’s Cup

Battery powered electric ferries could be carrying passengers across Auckland Harbour in time for the 2021 America’s Cup, following support from a major ferry operator. Fullers360 supplied funds this week for the research and development of electric technology for Auckland’s ferry fleet. Co-ordinating with boat builder McMullen and Wing, the project aimed to have at least one electric…

Boat builder McMullen and Wing preparing business case to build electric ferries for Fullers360’s Auckland services

Auckland boat builder McMullen and Wing says it can build 25 to 30 electric ferries for Auckland’s transport network. And it’s getting set to present a business case to Fullers360 next month for the first boat it’s proposing to build, an electric ferry to run between Auckland and Devonport. McMullen and Wing chief executive Michael Eaglen says…

All aboard – electric ferries are coming to Auckland Copy

The benefits of e-ferries are hard to argue with: a healthier climate, lower costs, less congestion and noiseless boats. That’s the transport idea that Mount Wellington-based shipyard and boat builder McMullen & Wing is promoting – and it’s winning over many converts. CEO Michael Eaglen says that in 2019, it’s completely viable to run ferries on…