Shiptec AG based in Lucerne, Switzerland. It is the only yard for commercial ships, is offering a wide range of technical services, and is the biggest engineering office for marine engineering in Switzerland. Since 2012, Shiptec develops and builds different types of passenger vessels for ei-ther touristic or public transport applications. The company employs 80 people with activities in naval engineering, shipbuilding and services.
The Shiptec passenger ferry is a proven design for waterborne public transport. Its concept bases on a modular approach allowing local customization as well as short project lead times. Shiptec sees the conception of the energy and propulsion system is a key factor for low maintenance and operation cost. Depending on the operational profile, anything between pure electric and traditional fuel is possible. The commuter ferry carries up to 300 passengers and the travelling speed is at 35 km/h.