The City Council of Utrecht has deployed a low emission vessel for supplying shops, restaurants and bars located on the canal banks of the city center. The vessel is equipped with an all-electric propulsion system fed by batteries, in order to operate with low levels of emission and noise.
In September 2007, Vuyk was commissioned to develop the design. The vessel immediately received the project name bierboot (beer boat). In January 2010 the vessel was officially named STROOMBOOT.
Due to its success, Vuyk later developed a second multi-purpose all electric vessel for the City Council for garbage collection.
Length moulded 18.80 m
Breadth moulded 4.26 m
Depth moulded 1.225 m
Maximum draught 1.10 m
Air draught at minimum draught 1.63 m
The cargo hold of the supply vessel is suitable for the transportation of:
48 wheeled containers, each with dimensions 76 x 86 x 172 cm.
Maximum cargo load is 18 tons.
For handling of the wheeled containers, the vessel is fitted with an electric-hydraulic crane with a maximum lifting moment of 7.8 ton meter.