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Michael Eaglen

Michael is a naval architect and chartered engineer with a long and varied marine industry career ranging from yacht design, America’s Cup optimization and consulting structural engineering to shipyard management and industry governance. Having been commercial manager and then CEO of a shipyard for nine years, Michael stood down in 2019 to establish EV Maritime, a specialist in cleantech design, engineering, consultancy and technology.


Electrification of Auckland's passenger ferry network

The first zero emission vessels into the Auckland Transport ferry fleet will be two identical 200-passenger 25-knot battery electric fast ferries from EV Maritime, delivering in 2024. These and future vessels will be supported by a network of megawatt-level fast chargers to support high frequency commuter ferry operations. This presentation will summarize this project and draw parallels between the Auckland deployment and similar ferry systems around the USA.