Eco-Friendly Ferry Makes NYC Debut

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Travelers in New York can be “green” while checking the city’s sights this summer as Statue Cruises will debut the Hornblower Hybrid, a new eco-friendly passenger ferry.

This 600-passenger vessel combines clean hydrogen, solar and wind energy to propel and power it. The exterior is painted in copper-free paint and treated to reduced air and water impact, while the interiors incorporate recycled material. The vessel’s shell is made up from a deconstructed floating casino, with the countertops made from recycled vodka bottles.

The Hornblower Hybrid will launch from New York’s West Village and is available for sightseeing, as well as evening charter and cocktail cruises. The ferry’s indoor and outdoor sundecks with glass roofs afford views of some of the area’s most popular sights, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and the New York City skyline.

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