One of Vancouver's rainbow ferries gets an electric makeover

One of Vancouver’s iconic rainbow passenger ferries has a new electric engine. 

Aquabus owner Jeff Pratt, whose family has run the company since 1985, says it’s been a long-held dream to switch over to electric vessels and now, with advances in battery life and size, that dream has become a reality. 

“We just loved the idea of a little electric boat … this is a moment we’ve been waiting for for a long time,” said Pratt. 

The company says patrons can expect a more peaceful and environmentally-friendly ride. 

“A diesel engine is bumping and banging … I think they’re going to notice the silence and the waves hitting the boat, which is something you didn’t hear before,” said

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