MV Sea Change

MV Sea Change is an all-electric, zero-emissions passenger ferry vessel owned and operated by San Francisco Bay Ferry. It is the first commercial ferry vessel in the United States that is powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology.[1]

MV Sea Change CREDIT: All American Marine

The MV Sea Change measures 70 feet long, has capacity for 75 passengers in total and can reach a top speed of 15 knots. It is powered by three 120 kW hydrogen fuel cells built by Cummins Inc.

The aluminum catamaran was designed by Incat Crowther, a shipbuilding and marine engineering design company headquartered in Belrose, Sydney, Australia, and with offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States and Romsey, England in Europe.

Construction of the vessel was started at Bay Ship & Yacht shipyard in Alameda, California before being completed at Marine Shipyard in Bellingham, Washington.

The MV Sea Change cost a total of $14,020,500 to design and build which was partially funded by a $3,000,000 grant from the California Air Resources Board.[2]