Offering urban transport capacity for 70 passengers, the Calais Majest’in can also be converted into a reception hall for cruises and private parties. The ship’s 35-minute trips will connect the citadel with the Coulogne bridge, with four stops along the route.
Built by Loire Atlantique’s Alu Marine shipyard, the Calais Majest’in will be able to accommodate 70 passengers for urban transport and 44 passengers for social occasions.
The 20-meter vessel will be capable of speeds of seven knots and powered by a 123-hp internal combustion engine. The inaugural crossings will take place Saturday, June 15, as part of a festive launch weekend.
The innovative transport mode will allow tourists and the local population of Calais to discover or rediscover the city’s cultural heritage.
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